Published: May 16, 2009
Highbridge Children's Centre staff welcome respected author

Highbridge Children's Centre hosted a visit by a highly-respected writer on child development earlier this week.

Author Sue Palmer spoke on several subjects at a conference organised by the centre as part of a project that seeks to involve parents of children more closely with their childrens' learning and development.

Highbridge Children's Centre Manager Julian Plested, pictured with staff at the event, told "Sue has written the international bestseller 'Toxic Childhood' in which she analyses some of the negative influences on children in today's society, such as TV advertising, access to inappropriate websites, lack of exercise and junk food."

"But the message is hopeful as Sue also suggests ways in which we can all work to overcome these tendencies and provide a safe and healthy environment for our children to grow up in. We were delighted to be able to welcome her to Highbridge."

Guests at the conference also included Somerset County Council's Director of Children's Services, David Taylor.

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