As part of our increased focus on improving literacy and expanding students’ experiences we have been thrilled to welcome award-winning author Sally Nicholls to our school who visited us to talk about her new book ‘Things a Bright Girl Can Do’. Her book has a historical theme – ideal for all lovers of drama and intrigue. Through rallies and marches, in polite drawing rooms and freezing prison cells and the poverty-stricken slums of the east end, three courageous young women join the fight for the vote. But the battle for freedom will challenge these young women more than they could ever believe. As the First World War looms, just how much are they willing to sacrifice?
Sally kindly conducted an assembly for Year 8 and gave writing workshops during the morning in our library. All students clearly enjoyed and benefitted from the experience and wrote some of their own amazing stories.
Sally’s new book appeared to be very popular and students were given the opportunity to purchase one and get it signed in school.
As a school we are supporting the Bath Children’s Literature Festival. Because of this we will also welcome Author Fox Benwell next week who will come in to do workshops with Year 9 students. Fox is a perpetual student of the world, a writer, adventurer and wannabe-knight, who holds degrees in international education and writing for young people.
We would like to thank both Authors for their time and for inspiring our students to read and write much more.