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PUBLISHED: 14:24 05 March 2008 | UPDATED: 15:37 16 August 2010

SCHOOLCHILDREN were in for a treat when popular author paid them a visit as a competition prize. Juniors at Edgebury School, Belmont Lane, Chislehurst

SCHOOLCHILDREN were in for a treat when popular author paid them a visit as a competition prize.

Juniors at Edgebury School, Belmont Lane, Chislehurst, met Jeremy Strong last Wednesday after the school won the contest, organised by Bromley Libraries to promote the National Year of Reading.

Mr Strong is famed for books such as Lightning Lucy and There's a Viking in my Bed.

Pupils from primary schools across the borough were invited to ask Mr Strong a question and Shaqib Chowdhury, 9, came up with the winning entry, 'If you woke up in a well known story, what story would it be?'

He said: "It was so exciting to meet a real life author. He's one of my favourites. I couldn't believe it when our school won".

The much loved children's author answered questions and gave useful tips about how to write good stories.

Maddie Legemah, class 5, said: "He gave us lots of good ideas, like using cliff-hangers to make it more exciting."

Hidayah Majeed from class 6 said: "Jeremy Strong said to exaggerate things when storytelling to make it sound better."

Mr Strong said: "It's been a brilliant school to visit and I've been really impressed with the work I've seen".

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