St Joseph’s School Junior pupils from Years 1, 2 and 3 were delighted to be invited to Launceston Steam Railway to meet local author Georgie Adams. We were greeted by Mr Mann, who was going to drive the train for us and then Georgie read extracts from one of her books, ‘Wisher and the Runaway Piglet’. She then accompanied us on the train as we travelled along part of the Kensey Valley, the setting for much of the action in her Railway Rabbits series.
The shiny red engine pulling our carriages was named ‘Covertcoat’ known as the red dragon to the Longears family who have named it ‘Spitfire’. Although fearful of Spitfire, several rabbits were bravely out and about on the day and were spotted by the children. There was however some dispute as to which characters they were!
Back at the station, Georgie read several more extracts from another story,’ Bramble and the Easter Egg’, before handing each child a signed copy of a book. Everyone was also given an Easter egg. What a wonderful ending to a really super visit that the children are still talking about.
Many thanks to Georgie Adams, Nigel Bowman and Jonathan Mann for their time and generosity.