Michael Morpurgo brings storytelling to life for Cumbrian pupils

Michael Morpurgo visited lucky pupils at Casterton Sedbergh Prep School to talk about his writing and also to thank the children for the money they have raised for his charity, Farms for City Children.

Michael and his wife Clare founded Farms for City Children in 1976 at Nethercott Farm, deep in Devon river country, and Michael has called the project his ‘greatest story’. They aim to expand the horizons of children from towns and cities all over the country by offering them a week in the countryside living together on one of their farms. The charity has inspired many of Michael’s books, including one special visit that planted the seed that would later become War Horse.

To read more about Michael’s visit in The Westmorland Gazette, click here!

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