Shropshire author and illustrator offering free online classes for kids

By Dominic Robertson | Oswestry | Oswestry entertainment | Published:

A Shropshire author and illustrator is hosting host free online writing and drawing classes for children.

Sarah Parkinson. Picture by Luke Warwick at L Warwick photography.

Sarah Parkinson, who lives in Oswestry, is hosting classes on Facebook Live for children aged five to seven.

Keeping youngsters entertained during the Coronavirus lockdown is a major challenge for parents across the country. The author, who wrote and illustrated children's books, Dragonfly Pie and The Shoe Foxes, wants to do her bit to help.

She explains: “My aim is to not only give children a guided creative outlet for sharing ideas and creating their own story books, but also to give parents a much needed bit of quiet time with a cup of tea.

“I think we all need to pull together and do what we can.

"I've done workshops in schools but with the school closures I decided to do it for free for everyone.”

The classes will be held on Facebook Live on Sarah’s Facebook page @sparkyauthor on Wednesdays from 10am.

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