Author Visit – Ross Montgomery

This week we were extremely honoured to welcome the children’s author Ross Montgomery into college.  He spent a jam packed day with us and kicked off by holding a creative writing session for 60 local primary school students.  This was swiftly followed by a whole year assembly for all of our year 7 students. Here our students had the opportunity to listen to Ross talk passionately about what it takes to become a writer and how important it was for students to keep working on their own reading and writing skills.  Our students were also treated to a very informative Q and A session; again students got to ask Ross their own questions about his life, his work and his accomplishments.

After the assembly Ross then worked with 70 year 7 students in a set of creative writing workshops.  This was a real treat, as Ross passed on lots of useful hints and tips on how students could improve on their own writing skills. These sessions proved invaluable and were a fantastic experience for our students.  Ross was a real inspiration to all of the students he worked with and these sessions really helped us to support the literacy work that we do in school. 
Congratulations to Stena Lovatt who won our competition. He got to meet Ross and win a signed copy of his book. Waterstones Booksellers were also on hand throughout the day so that if our students wished they could take away a signed copy of a book which was a nice memento of the day.

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