Guide to secondary school launched by young authors in Barking

 Brighter Steppings book launch, at the Dagenham Heathway Library.

Brighter Steppings book launch, at the Dagenham Heathway Library. - Credit: Archant

Young authors have launched a book designed to help children during the transition from primary to secondary school.

Life @ School was dreamt up by Brighter Steppings, a social enterprise that earlier this month took home a gong at the Barking and Dagenham Business Awards.

They have worked with a group of 10 to 16-year-olds on developing the book.

Director Seun Oshinaike said: “All the young authors have learned a tremendous amount of research skills and, most importantly, developed a phenomenal increase in their self-confidence and team work.”

The book costs £4.99 and is available from, with proceeds split between the authors (30%), Dagenham Library (5%) and the rest reinvested into the social enterprise.

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