Deputy Mayor of Yeovil David Recardo was invited to talk to a group of gifted and talented pupils at Buckler’s Mead Academy about his favourite book.

David captivated the students with his re-telling of a novel by local author Jackie Gingell.

‘Buckler’s Bards’ co-ordinator Kara Wadham said “David certainly entered into the spirit of Buckler’s Mead’s own version of a literary festival.  He was entertaining, humorous and re-told the tale well.  This was a fantastic opportunity for pupils to meet with a figure in the public eye and understand that reading for enjoyment occurs at any age”.

The Deputy Mayor was presented with a commemorative ‘Buckler’s Bards’ trophy by Ellie Lister in Year 9, with which he was delighted.


group David an Ellie

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