Charlie and Lola author Lauren Child signs books for Highgate pupils

The author of popular children’s book series Charlie and Lola signed books and gave an assembly for young pupils.

Youngsters at Highgate Pre-Preparatory School in Bishopswood Road, Highgate, watched writer Lauren Child tell them how the popular series is illustrated, edited and designed in a special event concluding the school’s Literacy Week.

The pupils were then able to meet the author one-on-one as she signed copies of her books for them.

Julie Metcalfe, one of the deputy principles at the prep school, said: “They had been preparing all week in literacy class by studying lots of different picture books, including the Charlie and Lola ones. A lot of the children had read Lauren’s books and so were looking forward to the visit.”

Literacy Week is held every year at the school.