I'd like to say a big thank you to Milly Weaver and ChipLitFest, and to everyone at Acorns Primary School for the wonderful welcome they gave me when I visited them last month!
My visit was part of the ChipLitFest schools programme, which takes authors into local schools; I also had the pleasure of being part of it two years ago. I very much enjoyed meeting Years 3-6 in Acorns, and talking to them about books and writing. There were some great young readers in this school, with some terrific favourite books!
They had lots of questions about the writing process, and so I told them all about how Varjak Paw, The Outlaw Varjak Paw and Phoenix were really written. If anyone from Acorns would like any more writing tips, you can find some here; and if anyone has any more questions, or would like to say anything about the visit or my books, just leave me a comment below!
After the visit, this lovely piece appeared in the school's newsletter – you can read it in full here. Many thanks to Acorns, and thanks to ChipLitFest photographer Jenny Aston for the fantastic photographs!
Thank you for visiting, we were inspired and have enjoyed reading your stories. From Class 3 @ Acorns
Dear Class 3,
You're most welcome - it was an absolute pleasure to visit you! And I'm so glad you're enjoying the books - happy reading to you all!
With best wishes,
Hi! I still remember your visit to our school! I was a Year 5, but I am now a Year 6. I love your books (especially Phoenix) and I am thinking about being Bixa for World Book Day.
Thank you so much for your amazing comment! I'm so glad you enjoyed my visit to your school, and have enjoyed reading my books - that really means a lot to me. And I would be totally honoured if you were Bixa for World Book Day! I usually do a World Book Day post on this blog, with pictures of everyone who's dressed up as a character from one of my books - so if you do it, please could you ask a parent or teacher to tweet me a photo, as I'd love to feature it in the blog? My Twitter name is @whatSFSaid!
Thanks again, and best wishes,
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