Local author, Huw Powell came in to visit Y7 today as part of their Library Induction Programme. We kicked off with lunch for 6 lucky students who had asked to meet him:
Daniel said ” I am obsessed with English and meeting him would boost my knowledge.”
Sophia said “I really struggle in writing and get too many ideas! I need help.”
Grace asked “I would like to have lunch with Huw because I might like to be an author one day and maybe he could give me some tips on starting a book.”
We shared our packed lunches and Huw even brought in chocolate biscuits. Everyone, including Governor Mrs Edwards, enjoyed a great chat about books, reading, writing, food and how life in Backwell School is going!
Then it was time to get all 300 Y7 students seated comfortably in the school theatre for the main event. We will let the students tell you about it:
“Huw Powell was great fun. He was quite talkative and interesting when he read a few passages from this first Space Jackers book and the new one, The lost sword.”
“It was amazing. I never knew he was such a good artist!” Shaz
“I enjoyed the author visit because it wasn’t just him talking, it was interactive and exciting. I will definitely read his book!” Student 7C3
“I enjoyed how he said ‘never give up’ and he’s a good author!” Tim
All in all it was a great event. Many thanks to Huw, everyone who helped out with the logistics of such a large event and the teachers who gave up their lessons to allow their students to meet a real author.