On Wednesday April 27th, three lucky pupils and College Librarian Mr McDonald were invited to Parliament Buildings, Stormont, to meet the current UK Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell.
Chris was in Northern Ireland for a series of engagements organised by Book Trust; this was the last of those and was organised in cooperation with the School Library Association in Northern Ireland. A number of local schools were invited to Parliament Buildings to meet Chris and listen to a very funny talk by him about his life and work. Afterwards Chris spent a long time talking to the pupils and signing copies of books
Chris is an author but is more widely known as an illustrator. His illustrations for children’s books have won many awards including the Kate Greenaway Medal twice; he is also the political cartoonist at the Observer newspaper.