Author Visits 2018

S1 and S2 pupils enjoyed learning all about life as a writer from award-winning authors Lari Don and Philip Caveney in the Fotheringay Centre. 

The S1 pupils had the first opportunity to learn about the importance of reading and how to write a good story with Philip discussing his career and reading excerpts of his popular books in May. 

Philip is a British children’s author, best known for the Sebastian Darke, Alec Devlin and Movie Maniacs novels. 

The workshop was very beneficial and inspired pupils to explore different genres of books, including thriller novels! They had the opportunity to ask lots of questions and meet Philip at the end of the event as he hosted a book signing. 

In June, the S2 pupils were inspired by children’s writer Lari. Her work includes a variety of adventure novels, mythical stories, teen thrillers and picture books. 

On the day, Lari delivered inspiring words, saying: “We are all writers and we all have the potential to write, we all have stories inside us!”

Sharing her top tips and techniques to writing good stories, her excitement and passion resonated with the pupils who had lots of questions at the end. 

Head Librarian, Mrs Denham thanked both authors for coming along to inspire the pupils, who are now looking forward to lots of reading over the summer holidays! 

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