The first event of this year’s Festival took place on Monday with the visit of the popular teen author Kit Berry, who writes the Stonewylde series of books. She gave a talk to a group of year 9s and 8s,including a small group of pupils from Hounsdown School, which was very informative. Then they all had the opportunity to purchase her books and have them signed. This was followed by two workshops with smaller groups of pupils who were encouraged to use their memories as inspiration for writing stories.
All the pupils attending her workshops are being asked to write a piece for the next parents letter describing their experience of the day. They will be judged by the English dept.and the winner will receive a copy of Kit’s latest book, which she kindly donated to us.