Clever foster children write book of stories

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Local children in foster care have penned their way to success by writing their own story book.

The Little Book of Big Imaginations was sparked by a story writing competition held last year to demonstrate the achievements of foster children.

But the standard of stories submitted was so high that the fostering agency decided to publish them in a book.

John Platt, operations director of Fostering People, said: “From superheroes to magical horses and talking cherries, The Little Book of Big Imaginations is packed with creative talent, characters and imagination.”

He added: “Just like foster care, books can provide children with hope, comfort and understanding.

“To our foster children, stories can open the door to exciting new worlds and can help them understand their past, come to terms with the present and build a brighter future.”

Popular author Leith Moghli helped judge the 14 stories that appear in the book.

He said: “It was a privilege to be asked to be involved...Children’s imaginations are full of hope and possibility and that’s something worth celebrating.

“Reading and writing can help to develop positive self-esteem and learn vital language skills that can last a lifetime. Best of all it’s fun!”

Anybody interested in fostering or wanting to download a copy of the book can visit Fostering People’s website on www.icanfoster.com.