Terry Waite meets Tiger Literacy Stars

On Tuesday 18th June at New Line Learning Academy, some of our Literacy Stars ⭐️ had the opportunity to meet Terry Waite and listen to him read a passage from one of his books. 

For those of you unfamiliar with Terry Waite, Terry is a humanitarian and author. In 1987, Terry travelled to Beirut in Lebanon to aid in the release of Western hostages, but was kidnapped by Hezbollah, who accused him of being a CIA agent. Terry stayed a captive for almost 5 years. 

This terrible period in Terry's life led him to write several books about his experience. Our Tigers were fortunate enough to hear Terry read a passage from one of his books about his kidnapping. 

Terry presented our Literacy Stars with certificates for their fantastic efforts in reading this year. 

He also gave both Tiger Primary School and New Line Learning Academy pupils a talk about the importance of reading, stating that one of the first things he requested after his release was to be taken to a bookshop.

Thank you Mrs Webster for organising this event. 😁

We hope to read the full article on KentOnline shortly!