Pupils meet TV star and writer

David Walliams meets pupils during a visit to Norham High School in North Shields.
David Walliams meets pupils during a visit to Norham High School in North Shields.
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A top actor and comedian paid a surprise visit to pupils at a North Shields school.

Pupils at Norham High School were overwhelmed when they found out they had been chosen to meet David Walliams.

The Year 7 pupils were chosen because of their outstanding attitude to learning and positive contribution in and around school.

The pupils were invited to join the Year 7 book club to read David’s most recent book “Grandpa’s Great Escape”.

The pupils, already fans of the Walliams book collection, eagerly signed up and were rewarded with their own copy of the new text they took to Seven Stories in Newcastle to have it signed by the man himself.

A school spokesperson said: “The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the book and were in raptures when they met David at the book signing event as he posed for a whole host of photographs and selfies. A fantastic trip that turned Grandpa’s Great Escape into Norham’s Great Adventure!”