Bexleyheath bookworms were treated to a visit from an award-winning children’s author.

Former teacher Jeremy Strong visited Mayplace Primary School in Woodside Road earlier this month to discuss his career and give tips to budding writers.

Youngsters were delighted to get an insider’s view on creating children’s books from the author of kids’ favourites like My Brother’s Famous Bottom and The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog.

Mr Strong took three sessions with different age groups of children ranging from reception up to year six.

School English leader Robyn Coombs said: “It was great to see the inspiration and the excitement in the children.

“They have gone on to write stories in the style of Jeremy Strong.

“The children found him very funny and he says he finds writing for adults a bit boring.”