A children’s author and “edutainer” visited a junior school this week to give an illustrated talk and open a brand new library.

Jack Trelawny, writer of the popular Kernowland fantasy adventure series, visited Alderton Junior School on Wednesday (July 15).

Mr Trelawny talked to the school pupils about his work and helped award prizes for winning entries in a writing competition, with each child winning a copy of one of his books.

At the end of the afternoon, staff and pupils were joined by parents as the author officially opened the new school library.

English teacher Marion Tunstall said: “Jack kept the children enthralled as he talked to them about how he thinks of ideas for his new books.

“A series of entertaining slides accompanied his talk, many of them causing much hilarity amongst the children as they saw strange mutant creatures – characters in Jack’s books - on the screen.”

She added: “The school are looking forward to using [the library] fully in the new school year where it will be open after school for parents to come in and help their child to choose a book.”