Pupils at a Thetford school hold events to celebrate World Book Day
- Credit: Thetford Grammar School
Pupils at Thetford Grammar School got into the spirit of World Book Day with two special events.
Author and scientist Mandy Hartley enchanted children with her magical experiments which she demonstrated through the telling of her story The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.
The youngsters were able to use coloured scarves to make rainbows and also concocted all sorts of exciting potions.
Caroline Lawrence, who writes historical fiction for young people, also visited the school to talk about what it is like to be an author and what is needed to make a good story.
Students from Norwich Road Academy, Thetford; Forest Academy, Brandon; and Fairstead House School in Newmarket were also invited along to the event and some of the children brought their favourite books to be signed.
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School Librarian Julie Settle, who organised the event, said: “I was delighted to see how engaged all the children were with the day.
“The talk was studded with facts about Ancient Rome and also tips for writing including picking ‘side-kicks’ for your hero and the seven steps that make up the overall plot of a book.
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“The children absolutely loved meeting this well known author and it was fantastic to be able to share the experience with some of the local schools.”