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Perm school children have welcomed "Literary Express from London"

A series of events, dedicated to the UK-Russia year of culture, have started in Perm. Children are encouraged to participate in creative workshops at the Perm City Library N35 and to learn about English literature in a form of play.

Year 2014 was announced the United Kingdom-Russia year of culture. The "Literary Express" project was created with the support of the Department of Culture and Youth Policy. This project goes beyond the boundaries of a regular textbook and encourages children to read more. After the workshops children take a book and read about characters they were listening stories about.

Events take place during school hours and leisure time. Fourteen guided tours have been planned for now, but the number can change upon schools' request. Workshops vary in form according to children's age. Younger kids learn about Winnie-the-Pooh and the older ones – about William Shakespeare. The author plans to familiarize children with not only popular authors, but also with less-known ones. The first audiences for the project were students of Perm Gymnasium N4, named after Kamensky brothers. They attended a workshop on "The Cuckoo Clock" by Mary Louisa Molesworth.

"Our "Literary Express" will bring guests, who write books for children, - said the author and the host of the project, a highly professional librarian and English children books translator Ekaterina Gladkikh. – Our aim is not only to teach kids, but also encourage them to learn about English literature and find something for themselves in it, something they can fall in love with".

GorodPerm.ru, March 24, 2014

Alexander Kashintsev © The city of Perm