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Leicestershire Cares supports UK's first storybook written by children in care

7 Oct 2019

Leicestershire Cares was delighted to support the publication of the UK's first storybook written by children in care. Superheroes! features stories written by 48 children aged between 4 and 15-years-old who are in the care of Leicestershire County Council.

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Leicestershire Cares and Checkprint staff with the Head of Leicestershire Virtual School and author Steve Cole at the launch event on Tuesday 8 October

The book was officially launched at a special event last night, which was sponsored by long-standing Leicestershire Cares business member, Checkprint. Steve Cole, author of the Astrosaurs book series and several Young James Bond novels, presented each of the young authors with their very own copy of their book.

The book is the most recent project from the Leicestershire Virtual School to improve children’s literacy skills. It provided children in care with a valuable creative project and an opportunity to celebrate their writing skills.

Leicestershire Cares sponsored the book through our Voices project for care experienced young people. For more information about Voices, contact Jacob Brown at Jacob@leicestershirecares.co.uk.