A YOUNG author, who wrote a book about mining as part of a project linked to the Cornwall Dyslexia Service, recently visited the Tamar Trails Centre to read an extract from his book to a group of young children.

Oliver Marks, a year six pupil at Delaware Primary School, wrote his book 'A Mine of Information: A Boy's View' as part of a Cornwall Dyslexia Service project which involved young people who have some identified literacy/dyslexic difficulties, as well as other specific learning difficulties, becoming authors of their own books on topics of interest to them.

Oliver is interested in history as well as the mining local to his area.

He researched the book with his father and attended a World Heritage Site familiarisation day last summer, as well as working with staff at school and the Dyslexia Service to create the book, written by a young person for other young people to enjoy.

The book was launched in July in a special school assembly and a book signing and book sale took place after.

Oliver visited the Tamar Trails Centre last week to read an extract of his book to a group of young children.

The Cornish Mining Heritage Site organised for Oliver to spend a day experiencing the mining landscape further with a fun-filled morning swinging from the trees in the Tamar Valley at the Tamar Trails Centre and also presented Oliver with a WHSmith goodie bag.