A kid’s TV star has been using her own experiences of disability to help children embrace their own uniqueness.
Kim Tserkezie who played Penny Pocket in Balamory, visited Collingwood School and Media Arts College in Morpeth, to read an extract from her first children’s book.
Toys for Tomorrow tells the story of wheelchair user Millie, who has a love for adventure and an amazing Grandad who helps her see how everyone can channel their energy into something positive and wonderful.
The book is the first in The Wheelie Wonderful Life of Millie Monroe series, and Kim took the time to talk to children about the book and her experiences of disability and how she became successful in her chosen career.
“The books are based on a young wheelchair-user, her little life and her little community, based on a little bit of my own experience,” said Kim.
“I’m hoping it’ll be something that children find fun and enjoy.
“I wanted to launch this book at a school where the children would be able to identify with Millie.”