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To celebrate our Festival of Reading we have been very lucky to invite three authors to talk to our students in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10. The authors shared with us their journeys as writers, their writing processes and answered our students’ excellent questions.

Prize-winning author Danielle Jawando visited Year 9 and 10 on Wednesday 21st June. She talked about her latest book When our Worlds Collided and about her experience as a writer on Coronation Street. Danielle discussed diversity in children’s books and how representation is important in her writing.

She communicated an important message: that we should all have the opportunity to see ourselves and the places we know represented in the books we read.

Finally, Lisette Auton visited our Year 7s on Thursday 22nd July. Lisette talked about the inspiration she sees in everything around her and about how place is important to her writing.

Inspired by Lisette’s writing process and imagination, the Year 7s shared interesting objects they might keep in a beard (a croissant or a pigeon included) and they drafted their very own whimsical story.

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