Alison’s visit to Chantlers Primary School in Bury

A PRIMARY school in Bury will be helping donate new books to children in South Africa as it partners up with a children’s author.
Chantlers Primary School, in Foulds Avenue, will be using Alison’s new book ‘Little Chick has Lunch on the Moon’ to guide pupils in  very walk of their education. And for every copy of the book the school buys for one of its pupils, a further copy is donated to a child in Mitchell’s Plain Primary School, in Western Cape, South Africa. At the launch of the new curriculum on Monday, the two schools took part in a live video link, so children from Chantlers and Mitchell’s Plain could see each other on screen.
“It’s all about making a global connection, and showing children here that they are connected to others across the world,” said head teacher Philip Barlow. “But equally, the text itself is very important because it will inspire children to believe they can achieve anything they put their mind to.”
Author Mrs Delaney, who was at the book launch and video link at the school, also has her own personal development business. She said: “I have the privilege of helping people to truly understand their power and to remove limiting beliefs they’ve picked up, mostly from childhood, so they can achieve their dreams too.”
The school, which earlier this year received a ‘good’ Ofsted rating, hopes the story of the little chick will be used for much more than developing pupil’s literacy.  “It’s all about making a global connection, and showing children here that they are connected to others across the world,” said head teacher Philip Barlow.  “But equally, the text itself is very important because it will inspire children to believe they can achieve anything they put their mind to.”