On Wedneday 29th February Alex Scarrow, the author of the award winning Timerider series of books, spent the day at Thornden. Thornden Hall was full to capacity with the whole of year 7, English teachers and four visiting schools. He talked about the career path that led to him becoming an author and about the concept of the TimeRider series. This was followed by a lively quiz and question time. Sales and signing of his books followed this very informative and entertaining morning. After a short interval Alex ran three creative writing workshops in the library, for a mix of year 7, 8 and 9. They were very instructive sessions and the pupils really seemed to enjoy them. Everyone agreed it was a very successful event.