This morning our Year 7&8 pupils had a virtual visit from author Catherine Bruton.
When talking to our Year 7 pupils, Catherine focused mainly on her book ‘Another Twist In The Tale’, an Oliver Twist spin off. Whilst with Year 8 pupils she focused on her new book ‘Following Frankenstein’.
Pupils had the delight of hearing Catherine reading extracts from her books and she later demonstrated how to bring characters to life and tips for story writing. Pupils also learnt about characterisation including how to create the names of Dickensian characters and were invited to write spin offs or sequels of their own as well as gaining some fun advice on creating pen names! This was followed by a Q&A session to finish off the virtual visit.
A huge thank you to Catherine Bruton for visiting our pupils and sharing such a wonderful and inspiring creative writing session!