19th October 2017 – As part of our Reading Week we were delighted to welcome back to Loreto the fanatastic Sarah Crossan.  The students have always loved her visits and this was no exception. Sarah held our students spellbound for an hour.  They laughed, sang, and asked some great questions.

Sarah’s career continues to go from strength to strength.  Last year, she won the CILIP Carnegie Medal as well as the YA Book Prize, the CBI Book of the Year award and the CLiPPA Poetry Award for her novel, One.

‘I really enjoyed listening to Sarah Crossan speak.  I have read her books ‘ One’ and ‘Apple and Rain’, and I really enjoyed them, so it was exciting to see her in real life.  It was also really interesting to hear an author talk about poetry and language and how important poetry is to people of our age group.  The way she spoke was so inspiring because she told us that if we are prepared to put the work in, we can accomplish anything.  I purchased a copy of her new book ‘Moonrise’ and I can’t wait to read it!’ – Lucy Baker 9F

‘Today we were lucky enough to receive a talk from Sarah Crossan. It was extremely enjoyable and so inspiring to have a talk from such a well known author. I now intend to read her books as they really intrigue me. It was a great experience.’ – Lottie Moulton 9F