We have been working with UCLAN in our initiatives promoting reading and are delighted to be hosting visits from two authors who have been published through UCLAN’s publishing house. The first visit, organised by Miss Starkie on the 1st October will be for Year 7 and 8. We will be welcoming Rose Edwards to talk about her new novel “The Harm Tree”. Rose has this to say about her novel: “I wrote ‘The Harm Tree’ for a lot of people. I wrote it for my younger self, who longed to see young women confronting the complexities of life. I wrote it for the students I’d taught, whose excitement for worlds beyond their own, peopled by characters they could aspire to be like, kept me going through dark days. I wrote it for people I’d never meet, who might need to know that growing up is hard but also exciting, loving and worth surviving.”
UCLAN publishing has offered our students a discount on the novel; it can be purchased via ParentPay and Rose will be available to sign copies during her visit.
We are also looking forward to welcoming AJ Hartley back into school on 30th October (a suitably spooky date) to talk about his follow up novel to the award winning “Cold Bath Street” – a novel for slightly older readers set in Preston. The New York Times bestselling author was born in Preston and the novels draw on local Lancashire legends and ghost stories. Many of the areas around UCLAN and the city centre feature in the novel. More details about this event will be sent out a little closer to the time and again, the novels will be available to buy on ParentPay at a discount.
Curriculum Leader for English