Blue Peter Book Award 2015 Winner for Best Book with Facts
Author Andy Seed, came to speak to a large group of year five students from a number of our local feeder schools who thoroughly enjoyed a lively, fun and informative session. Andy shared funny facts with them from his award-winning book ‘The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff’ and gave away prizes to students who cracked his riddles.
Andy also talked to year seven during two engaging and interactive sessions in which he encouraged students to think about words and language in an imaginative and amusing way, giving away one of his books to a student who solved a particularly clever word puzzle.
He talked to all the students about the importance of reading and how much fun reading and writing can be, as well as his inspirations and experiences as a writer.
A selected group of students took part in a workshop where Andy played word games with them and even got them to write their own jokes based on puns. They also looked at a number of books recommended by Andy, which turned out to be a very quiet part of the session as all the students were thoroughly engrossed in the books he had brought along.
It was a very enjoyable day for all the staff and students involved.