STUDENTS from Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College were delighted to share a special day with the school's Patron of Reading, Kevin Brooke, as he launched his latest book "Max and Luchia."

The students read a short piece either from their favourite books or something they had written themselves.

They all read exceptionally well, in front of a large audience.

Mr Brooke was full of praise for the students and gave all the participants a signed copy of his book.

Many parents stayed to celebrate the book launch too, which included homemade cakes.