In English, we love welcoming authors, actors and performers into school. Sadly, we’ve not been able to allow this for several months. However, we are determined that the current situation will not stop us sharing our love of books and all things literary.
Next week, we are beginning our programme of “Virtual Visitors”. We are embracing new technologies so that we can meet local authors and even have question and answer sessions with them. Two Year 7 forms will be the first to sample this new approach when they get chance to meet Eve Hainsworth, a talented author who is showcased by UCLAN publishing (who also look after the New York Times bestselling author, AJ Hartley – a previous visitor whose novels are set in Preston).
Eve’s books will be available to buy via Parentpay and we will arrange for signed copies to be collected in school. There are a range of different novels from this author, some of which are particularly suited to students with dyslexia, those who prefer shorter reads, and some novels for more confident readers with mature themes – we will indicate all this on Parentpay.
This is just the start! We are hoping to bring more virtual visitors into school for all year groups. Our plans include more author “visits”, “performances” and “workshops” and it is our intention that all students in every year group will be given these opportunities.
Curriculum Leader for English