Inspirational children’s author Kjartan Poskitt ran an interactive maths session full of off-the-wall comedy and clever tricks for children in the first year last week.
Kjartan was visiting the school as part of national non-fiction day, and pupils were vying for the opportunity to join him on stage to help perform the tricks which had the audience laughing and gasping in amazement – as well as learning a thing or two along the way.
Later that day, Kjartan spoke to a smaller group of pupils from across the school in the library, where fans from the sixth form even turned up to meet him as he had inspired a love for maths in them from an early age. He shared his experiences of writing the entertaining and educational Murderous Maths series and explained how his writing career had progressed.
The author shared his tips for writing successful books and, once again, kept his audience entertained with his fascinating tricks and tales.
Incidentally, by honouring his engagement with the school, Kjartan was unable to collect his prize as his Murderous Maths of Everything won in the age seven to 12 children’s choice category at the SLA Information Book Award ceremony.