Shopping centre boss Darren Pearce returned to the classroom for World Book Day, and held a monster reading session with primary age pupils.
The director of Meadowhall Centre held sessions with pupils at Tinsley Meadows Primary School, reading from the children’s book How to Train Your Dragon which is one of the books forming part of the school’s current literacy programme.
The school was also delighted to receive a further 35 copies of the Cressida Cowell classic to add to their library, as a community donation from Meadowhall.
World Book Day, which this year took place last Thursday, is a celebration of books, authors and illustrations from all over the world and aims to encourage children globally to appreciate and develop a love of reading.
Deborah Sanderson, head teacher at Tinsley Meadows Upper School, said: “As a local school we have a very close relationship with Meadowhall. Darren has been into school on several occasions and the children loved hearing him read as part of our World Book Day celebrations.”
Mr Pearce added: “The centre’s partnership with Tinsley Meadows is very important to us and it’s one of the highlights on my calendar coming in to see the children.”