Dead bodies and pot-bellied pigs.

The Library had a busy day on Tuesday when author, Tanya Landman, came to visit. In the morning she worked with two Year 10 groups, encouraging them to think about planning when writing. What better way to do this than plan a murder. We needed a celebrity victim, a nasty death, plenty of suspects with reasons to hate and a confession. Victims included Noel Edmonds, Psy, Michael Gove and Spencer and the opening scenes and final conclusions were varied and atmospheric. Well done to all those attending.

Setting the scene with a murder involves a celebrity drowning in her own toilet!

Setting the scene with a murder involves a celebrity drowning in her own toilet!

After a picnic lunch with some Year 7 readers, Tanya entertained 80 students with smelly tales of pet pigs (inspired by Charlotte’s Web as a child), some historical background about early explorers, Native Americans and Aztecs, involving a large inflatable globe whilst explaining how she writes and  works with her publisher.

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At the end of the event, students  were challenged to remember what they had seen on a tray as they entered the library. The 10 items are shown below and we have picked two winners, who will receive a signed copy of one of her books.

Did you remember all of these?

Did you remember all of these?

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