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Children at Rector Drew Primary School, Hawarden, enjoy online talk from Quentin Blake

CHILDREN at Rector Drew Primary School in Hawarden got some drawing advice from a famous illustrator.

Pupils took part in a live webcast with Quentin Blake, who is famous for creating the illustrations in Roald Dahl’s books.

Students had sent questions to Mr Blake and he answered some of them, along with questions sent in from schools all over the country, in the 45-minute online talk.

To mark the event, organised by teacher Jayne Williams, youngsters came to school dressed as characters from Roald Dahl books.

Headteacher Liz Andrews said: “It was brilliant. The children were fascinated with learning how he created the characters.

“Pupils had all been researching a character to dress up as and talk about. They made a fantastic effort and looked great.

“The students already loved Roald Dahl’s books but this has inspired them to read even more of them.”

Mr Blake told children the first character he had created was the enormous crocodile and said he had visited Roald Dahl’s famous garden shed.