Thursday 05 October

Authors' Visits Aim to Inspire Pupils

dave smith

Pupils at West Buckland are going to be enjoying a busy term of visits from some of the country’s top creative writers.

Last week,  Year 10 students were thoroughly entertained by former stand-up comedian turned writer for TV, radio and magazines, Dave Smith (photographed), who came to talk to the group ahead of their Field Day trip to Buckfast Abbey tomorrow, to inspire them to produce a piece of creative writing about their experience.

Next Wednesday children’s author Christopher Edge is coming to talk to the whole of Year 7 as part of the Appledore Book Festival Schools Programme.  Also next week, the author Gill Lewis will be coming in to do a creative writing workshop with some Year 8 students. 

These are fantastic opportunities for our pupils to hear first-hand from some of our most creative and successful writers.