Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Author Visit: St Mary's and St John's

I'd like to say a very big thank you to Kathryn Joy and all the teachers and students I met at St Mary's and St John's CE School when I visited them last month!


They were opening a new school library, which I think is an absolutely brilliant thing to do, and they'd invited the illustrator Alexis Deacon and myself along to talk about books, to mark the occasion.  Here we are outside the library, just moments before the grand opening!


It was an absolute pleasure to answer questions about Varjak Paw from all the classes who'd been reading it, before giving a big assembly to KS2 about writing and books.  I was hugely inspired to see all the enthusiasm for reading, and to hear so many brilliant questions!


It was also a pleasure to sign books for everyone who wanted one at the end.  And if anyone from St Mary's and St John's has a question that we didn't have time to answer on the day, or would like to say anything about my books or the visit, just leave me a comment below!



2 comments:

Kathryn Joy said...

Hey SF!
We loved having you at SMSJ to celebrate opening our library.
The children were so excited to meet you and Alexis Deacon.
Thanks for inspiring us, signing our books and sharing your reading and writing experiences with us.
I will encourage all the readers who bought your books to share their thoughts here.
Kathryn x

SF Said said...

Thank you so much, Kathryn! It was a very inspiring day for us too – fantastic to see so much enthusiasm for reading and books!

With best wishes,
SF