I'd like to say a very big thank you to Steve Smith and all the brilliant pupils and teachers I met when I visited Watercliffe Meadow last month!
They gave me a fantastic welcome, and it was an absolute pleasure to talk to Years 4, 5 & 6 about reading and books. Many of them had already read Varjak Paw, The Outlaw Varjak Paw and Phoenix, and a few had left me some wonderful messages on this site before the visit, so I knew they would be asking brilliant questions!
It was also a pleasure to do a creative writing workshop with Year 6. In just an hour, they produced some absolutely fantastic stories. I was blown away by some of the writing they produced.
There's a great blog about the visit on the school website, with some more photos and some examples of Year 6's creative writing. Thanks again to everyone involved for an unforgettable day!
Thanks for coming SF. The children were very excited about meeting you after having read your books, and you gave them a good insight into what it is like to be a writer. The teachers also got some tips on how to help the children develop their ideas too, so we all learned something!
That's fantastic to hear! Thank you Steve, and thank you so much again for inviting me to Watercliffe Meadow!
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