BILINGUAL pupils from a North Yorkshire school are to see their autobiographies in print thanks to an exciting new writing project.

The group of 14 youngsters at Grove Road Community Primary School, in Harrogate, were encouraged to research their own background and write about their lives in their native countries, as well as present-day life in the UK.

Organised by Heather Stocks, a specialist minority ethnic achievement teacher, the project enlisted the help of freelance journalist and author, Christine Fieldhouse, to help the children put their stories on to paper.

The school’s head teacher, Tony Winfield, said: “At Grove Road we are fortunate to have more than 80 children for whom English is an additional language, and have 28 different languages spoken by our children. So this project was particularly appropriate for our school.”