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Author Visits

We had a fantastic Book Week with visits from two fabulous authors: Jennifer Bell and Loretta Schauer, who is also an illustrator.

Jennifer Bell talked to the children in Forms 3 - 6 about how she became a writer and about her series of books called 'The Uncommoners'.  She held workshops for Forms 5 & 6 and invited them to think of different uses for common objects - as she does for her own books.  She was wonderfully engaging, and the children were able to come up with all sorts of creative ideas and descriptions. 

Loretta Schauer spent time with Early Years through to Form 4,  with the focus on illustration.  Loretta read the younger children one of the stories she had illustrated and then encouraged them to think of different things to go in a sandwich for her to draw.  They then created their own bugs from the story.  Forms 3 and 4 not only drew their own book characters but also added a written description of them.