Christopher William Hill became the latest author to entertain our Junior School children when he dropped by to talk to our year five and six pupils about storylining and character development.
After introducing his book Osbert the Avenger, his first in a series of four dark and grisly “Tales from Schwartzgarten”, Christopher revealed some of the methods he uses to help dream up such imaginative characters and storylines.
As an award-winning playwright and radio dramatist as well as an author, Christopher came well-equipped with all the tricks of the trade to help his audience collaborate on creating a weird and wonderful story about teacher Mr Taylor’s camelback journey to a graveyard – inspiring the children to let their imaginations run wild.
Christopher was the latest on a long list of authors to visit Stockport Grammar, with us having recently welcomed the likes of Darren Shan, Will Hill, Jonathan Meres, Bryony Pearce, Kjartan Poskitt, Caroline Lawrence and Jackie Morris. Our next visitor will be Wereworld author Curtis Jobling on Thursday 7th February who returns to the Senior School library after a hugely popular session two years ago.