2nd March 2017 – In celebration of World Book Day, our Key Stage 3 pupils have been given some fascinating insights into the work of two top novelists. We are very grateful to both of them for giving up their valuable time to talk with our students. We would also like to give Mrs Parkin a huge thank you for organising yet another fantastic day for everyone.
Year 7 & 8 pupils attended a talk by Jenny Valentine. In 2007, Jenny won the Guardian Prize for Children’s Fiction with her debut novel FINDING VIOLET PARK. In 2009 she was chosen as a World Book Day contributor and wrote the short story TEN STATIONS, which featured some of the characters from FINDING VIOLET PARK.
Year 9 pupils will receive a visit from Teri Terry, the author of futuristic novels including the SLATED trilogy, MIND GAMES and BOOK OF LIES. She was nominated for the 2016 CILIP Carnegie Medal. Teri enthralled her audience with her ideas for writing dystopian books. It was so interesting to hear how she came up with her characters and plots.
As in previous years, pupils were invited to dress up in homage to their favourite book, and we had some wonderful characters wandering around school for the day! Here is a small selection of the costumes they wore …