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04 October 2017

Former Pussycat Doll turned author reads to schoolchildren at County Hall

More than 450 children attended the event in the atrium space, and it was wonderful to see them all dancing along with Kimberly and being encouraged to read books and use their imaginations to get writing

Darren Henry, portfolio holder for libraries

Kimberly Wyatt, formerly of girl group Pussycat Dolls and celebrity MasterChef champion, visited Trowbridge Library today (Wednesday 4 October) to inspire local schoolchildren and tell them all about her new World Elite Dance Academy series of children's books.

More than 450 Pupils from ten local schools, including Bellefield C of E Primary School, Castle Mead School, Grove Primary School, Holt Primary School, River Mead School, Southwick Primary School, St John's Catholic Primary School, The Mead Community Primary School, Studley Green Primary School, and Newtown Community Primary School, attended the event, which given the number attending was held in the Atrium space.

The children were treated to an inspiring talk from Kimberly, and were also taught some special dance moves. The event was held in partnership with Wiltshire Council, Bath Children's Literature Festival and Town Hall Arts and Collaborative Schools.

Darren Henry, portfolio holder for libraries, said: "It was a great pleasure to welcome Kimberly to Trowbridge Library to talk to the children.

"More than 450 children attended the event in the atrium space, and it was wonderful to see them all dancing along with Kimberly and being encouraged to read books and use their imaginations to get writing.

"A love of reading and the wonderful characters that exist in stories is a great thing to have, and it was lovely to see the children enthused by such a talented and recognisable author.

"Wiltshire libraries are free to join, and we welcome all children into our libraries throughout the county."

Last updated: 4 October 2017 | Last reviewed: 4 October 2017

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