AN AUTHOR popped into a west Dorset school to help inspire pupils to improve their writing.

Nick Rose, from Bournemouth, visited Burton Bradstock Primary School, as he wowed youngsters with his tales of 'Myro, the Smallest Plane in the World'.

The writer told the pupils all about his books and what inspired him to become an author.

Headteacher at Burton Bradstock Primary School Claire Staples, said Nick's visit allowed the pupils to concentrate on writing for a purpose.

She said: "With a focus on on improving writing this year, we were looking for ways to inspire the children.

"Having Nick come into school and share his experiences of being an author has really focused the children on writing for a purpose."

Nick, dressed in his flying suit, explained to the children how his two loves of aeroplanes and Australia were the sparks that ignited his imagination.

From this inspiration, the first book in a series of six, ‘Myro Goes to Australia’ was written. The books tell the adventures of Myro the Microlight and his friends.

At the end of the workshop, there was a buzz of excitement from the children.

Scott, a Year 2 pupil, said he would like to write a book about his favourite sport.

He said: "You have to write about something you enjoy.

"I would like to write a book about football. I love football."

Jaxon, also a Year 2 pupil, added: "I was inspired by what Nick said and I’d like to be an author too."

Nick's fully illustrated stories follow the adventures of Myro the Microlight as he settles into his new Australian home and makes new friends.

The characters are lively and lovable and every page is crammed full of colourful images and each book has an adventure which will appeal to children and adults.