Author Bali Rai visited yesterday to talk to all our Year 9 pupils about the importance of reading for pleasure. They were also joined by a small group of pupils from Romsey and Hounsdown schools and New Forest Academy.
After break he worked with a small group of Year 8 and 9 reluctant readers.
Some Year 9s have tweeted their views of his visit.
@BaliRai really enjoyed your talk at Thornden School today. #inspirational
@BaliRai came to talk about his books which deal with real life problems and issues. He also engages reluctant readers with his relatable characters.