David Walliams proves an inspiration for borough pupils

WRITER, actor and comedian David Walliams has been praised by staff and students at a Thurrock school where his work is described as ‘inspirational’.
Year Four pupils at Herringham Primary Academy in Chadwell St Mary recently received a signed photograph from the popular star and judge on TV show Britain’s Got Talent.
The pupils, in Sycamore class, had read his book ‘Mr Stink’ which they liked so much they wrote to the author, telling him what they had been learning in class. They told him how inspired they were by his book and how funny they thought it was.
They were very excited to receive a reply in which he told them to “keep writing and to remember to always be original.” He also sent the pupils the picture which now takes pride of place in their classroom.
Class teacher, Miss Laura Conway, said: “The pupils really enjoyed reading the book so much, and were so excited to receive the signed photograph! It was a lovely thing for him to do and will no doubt inspire them to carry on with their reading and love of books.”