Warden Hill Primary School Cheltenham

Patron of Reading

23 September 2022

Lesley Parr has confirmed her first in-person visit to our school and we can’t wait to meet her on Monday 3rd October. She has also sent us her latest book’s cover reveal.

14 September 2022

We love reading in our school and we are always looking for ways to share this love of reading, so we are delighted to announce that Lesley Parr has agreed to be our very first ‘Patron of Reading’ at our school. This means that Lesley will be ‘our’ author and work with us over the year promoting reading for pleasure, sharing snippets of her new book and visiting our school and working with our children. Lesley recorded a ‘welcome video’ for our children introducing herself and we shared this with them in our whole school assembly.

Lesley Parr

Children's Author

I grew up in South Wales, at the bottom of a valley and quite near a seaside steelworks. Now I live in the middle of England (almost as far from the sea as it’s possible to get) with my husband. I share my time between writing stories, tutoring adults and teaching at a primary school. Apart from books, rugby union is my favourite thing in the world, especially if Wales is winning. I graduated with distinction from Bath Spa University’s MA in Writing for Young People. The Valley of Lost Secrets is my first book.