This week we have welcomed in to school three great writers as part of the Appledore Book Festival. On Monday Fleur Hitchcock came in and held two creative writing sessions with Year 8 and Year 9 students. On Wednesday Bali Rai had all of our Year 10s listening intently about his new book Web of Darkness and the importance of reading & literacy.
We finished the week with football journalist and author Dan Freedman.He worked with two groups – the first being Year 6 Appledore students and some of our new Year 7s and the second event with all of Year 9. It was a great way to end the week.
In total nearly 600 students had the opportunity to work with, or listen to and meet an author this week, and I am sure that many have been inspired by what they have heard and seen. We have certainly seen some wonderfully creative work from it.