This term on Friday 13th October, some of our lucky Y8 students got the chance to meet the popular childrens’ author Michael Grant.
Michael is very famous for his “Gone” series and writes action and adventure thrillers with a hint of science fiction for teenage fiction. His books are popular with many of our students.
The author spoke to his audience for some time about his background and how he moved into the exciting career of becoming an author. It was a very inspiring and honest talk for our students as his life was not always plain sailing with a background of unemployment and toilet cleaning, but by pure determination and focus of where he wanted to be in life, he achieved his goal. His message was clear to our students “never give up on your dreams”!
After giving out some helpful tips on how to improve your writing skills, the author then spent time meeting and chatting to our students and signing their books.
There was a lot of excitement in the air and it was clear that our students really enjoyed and valued this wonderful opportunity.
Mrs Ridsdale, Learning Resources Manager