Teenage Author Celia Rees at Gumley
Celia Rees, author of the hugely successful 'Witchchild' and 'Sorceress' novels and Whit Bread Children’s Book award nominee, spent a whole day at Gumley School talking to different student year groups on a range of book writing topics.
Celia Rees said “World Book Day is the most important date in a writer's year. All over the country authors are going into schools to talk about books and reading. If anyone should doubt children's enthusiasm for reading, they should come to a school on World Book Day”.
Celia started her day giving tips and answering questions to a group of Y8 & Y9 students who have been studying Creative Writing as part of their Key Stage 3 English.
Then she went on to explaining to Y10 history students how she goes about researching many of her historical novels from Pirates to her latest novel Sovay; a story set at the time of the French revolution.
Additionally, she carried out 2 book signings throughout the day too.
Sally Richardson, Gumley’s new librarian, organised this to celebrate World Book Day, she wants to ensure reading stays high on the agenda and she saw this as a great way for our students to meet an author that they can relate to, as her books are really popular with many of them