Charlie and his friends have been out at the Manchester Children’s Hospital School to help with the Readwell book trolley.
The Readwell book trolley visits the hospital and provides brand new books for the children to read and take home. It’s a very special serivce Readwell provide, as the children at the Hospital School need brand new books that won’t run the risk of making them poorly.
While they were there, they met up with Tracy Gallier, Assistant Head teacher of the Manchester Children’s Hospital School.
“I’m really looking forward to making my own sea monkeys for the festival,” she said. “And really looking forward to the Seawigs Parade at the Hospital in two weeks’ time!”
And you can make your own sea monkey too, just go to http://www.mcbf.org.uk/get-involved/send-us-your-sea-monkeysfor templates and instructions!
Charlie also spoke with Lisa, one of the Manchester Children’s Book Festival Team.
“We’re going to be back at the Manchester Children’s Hospital on the first Friday of the Festival with Readwell, our partnered charity, with Humphrey the bear, our sea monkeys and lots of activities for the kids at the Hospital School.”
As a special treat, Festival flagship authors Phillip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre are going to be there too meeting all the staff and students of the Manchester Children’s Hospital School.
We can’t wait!