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Senior school pupils read all about it

Book loving pupils were spoilt for choice towards the end of the summer term with two author visits and an awards ceremony.

Local author Jo Welch visited the Library to speak to pupils about how she got into her profession and what it takes to become a writer before she gave attendees an in-depth look behind her book ‘The Einstein Code’.

The Heaton Moor resident also talked about her journey to becoming a writer – via the University of Oxford – and what she thinks makes a good book.

Jo is a big fan of Science and the pupils found it really interesting to see how she worked codes and puzzles into her books.

Another, relatively local, visitor to the school was author and illustrator Curtis Jobling. Curtis is the designer of Bob the Builder and creator of Frankenstein’s Cat and Raa Raa the Noisy Lion and he was invited to speak to pupils about how he created characters and how he got into his line of work.

Curtis also screened a few episodes of ‘Curious Cow’, an animation series he created for Nickelodeon UK, as well as talking about other publications he has been working on – namely the Wereworld Books and the World of Warriors collection.

Finally, 10 first and second year pupils attended ‘The Read’ Stockport Schools Book Award ceremony.

The ceremony was presented by novelist Cathy Cassidy and another writer who has visited our school this year, Kim Slater, won the main award for her book ‘Smart’.

With so many exciting things going on we are sure that it has given pupils the inspiration to continue reading throughout the summer break and to find more new and exciting authors and books.