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Click: Tower Hamlets girls rise to Roddy Doyle's challenge

Pupils at Mulberry school collaborate with acclaimed Irish author to help promote CLICK, a fundraising book for Amnesty International

Girls at Mulberry School in Tower Hamlets yesterday rose to a challenge set by Roddy Doyle. The acclaimed Irish author asked the girls from Year 8 to take his opening paragraph and turn it into a story.

The girls left the story incomplete so that Roddy Doyle can finish the story live on 12 November at the launch of the book CLICK, which will help raise funds for Amnesty International. Roddy Doyle will appear at the event alongside fellow authors Eoin Colfer and David Almond.

Katharine Vincent, the girls’ teacher, said: “We have some very talented writers at Mulberry and they have really enjoyed taking part in this fantastic project. I can’t wait to hear what happens at the end of the story.”

Roddy Doyle added: “I'm looking forward to the challenge of finishing Mulberry School's no doubt brilliant story – in public!”

Two other schools – Hackney Free School, and Eastlea School in Newham – were set the same challenge.

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