Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th October
Last summer holiday, Years 5 and 6 read Gill Lewis’s ‘Sky Hawk’ and have studied the book in detail this term. They were therefore delighted to meet Gill Lewis at the Wimbledon Bookfest and learn what motivated her to write. She has had a lifelong love of animals which lead to her becoming a vet, and later an author basing her stories on animals and their relationships with humans. Gill Lewis also talked about her new book ‘Sky Dancer’. Every girl felt special when they met Ms Lewis to receive a signed copy of her latest book.
On Wednesday it was Year 4’s turn to visit the Big Tent. The main event was a short lecture given by author Jennifer Bell who has penned the beginning of a story collection, The Uncommoners, two tomes of which have already been published. After hearing about, and hopefully getting inspired by, Ms Bell’s journey into writing, the girls were invited to take a class picture with her and even had the chance to conduct a short interview.