We were thrilled to be given the opportunity to host author Darren Simpson at a literary event in school to celebrate the Nottinghamshire Brilliant Book Award 2023. Darren’s book Furthermoor is shortlisted for this year’s award.
Our KS3 book group and students from year 7 were invited to attend the event by their English teachers in recognition of their positive contributions to their English lessons, as well as being consistently good readers in their library lessons.
Other local schools were invited to join us at the event, and we were delighted to welcome visitors from Nottingham Girls’ High School, Rushcliffe Spencer Academy, Carlton le Willows, The Becket School, Ellis Guilford School and Magnus CofE Academy.
Darren talked about his life as an author, the books he has written and a lot about crows!
All of the students were amazing, and the questions they asked were very interesting!
Thank you to all involved.