AUTHOR VISIT TO ST CHRISTOPHER SCHOOL, HERTS
Posted on April 3, 2017 in News & Events
What a lovely day I had on 15th March 2017 – my visit to St Christopher School in Hertfordshire. I arrived to beautiful sunshine that bathed the immaculate school grounds.
In the morning, local schools had gathered for a discussion morning and to officially vote for the winner of the North Herts Book Award 2017. SMART won this award in 2016, so I felt very privileged to be here!
After lunch I spoke to two groups about writing believable characters and the students were enthusiastic and had lots of questions.
Linda Aird, St Chris’s librarian, passed on a wonderful comment from another librarian who attended:
“All the students talked about it all the way back to school. I have a year 7 girl who has been inspired to write her own story!”
This is exactly the response that authors love to hear after a visit. If even one student is inspired to read or write after a talk then I consider the day to be a success!
Finally, after a book signing, we left to travel back to Nottingham.
Thank you, to the staff and students of St Christopher’s School, for inviting me and for making me feel so welcome!