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articles > 2004

Society Secretary seeks recruits among the young people of Seaton Cumbria

The first Thursday in March was National Book Day and to celebrate this Seaton Infants School near Workington had a 'Book Week'. They had local authors and others to spend a day with the 200 or so children (all aged 7 and under). This was not to be considered as complete without reference to one of the most famous 'Lakes' authors of modern times - Alfred Wainwright. Of course it helped that Head Teacher, Lesley Grace, is also a keen fell walker.

So on Friday March 5th Peter Linney, our secretary made the journey to Seaton to talk to the children of this delightful school. It was doubly exciting as the children were all in a costume of their choice on this particular day.

They listened quietly and attentively whilst Peter gave a short audio visual presentation of the life and work of AW and then small groups of the older children came to the beautiful new library to examine several of AW's books and maps of the Lake District.

Their questions and comments showed a high level of understanding and interest and Peter found it to be a most enjoyable experience. Perhaps amongst this enthusiastic group of children are future members.

Thank you Seaton Infants school for the opportunity to talk about our inspiration.