Dermot O'Leary inspires pupils with a story time at Kirkham Grammar School

Dermot O'Leary meets pupils from Kirkham Grammar School.
Dermot O'Leary meets pupils from Kirkham Grammar School.
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By Kirkham Grammar School Junior 4 pupils

Pupils at Kirkham Grammar School were delighted to be chosen to host a very special event with one of the UK’s best loved broadcasters, X Factor and Radio 2 presenter, Dermot O’Leary.
The event welcomed 500 children from eight local primary schools and saw Dermot talk about the two books he has written for children about Toto the Ninja Cat, a funny animal escapade series.

Pupils from Kirkham Grammar School with Dermot O'Leary's book Toto the Ninja Cat

Pupils from Kirkham Grammar School with Dermot O'Leary's book Toto the Ninja Cat


Dermot also spoke about the real-life Toto, rescued by himself and his wife, Dee, as a kitten, along with her brother, Silver.


During the afternoon, Dermot read extracts from his books and a ‘How to Draw Toto’ draw-along from illustrator Nick East took place via video link.
All the pupils and staff had a wonderful afternoon and were very excited to be given the opportunity to have a group photograph with Dermot!
Thank you Dermot for visiting Kirkham Grammar School and giving the children the opportunity to make memories that we are sure will last a lifetime!

Dermot O'Leary reads extracts from his children's book Toto the Ninja Cat

Dermot O'Leary reads extracts from his children's book Toto the Ninja Cat

Strike Lane Primary School pupils meet Dermot O'Leary.

Strike Lane Primary School pupils meet Dermot O'Leary.