Authors visit Great Torrington School ahead of book fest

Author Katherine Roberts pictured with students Eleanor Mann, Katie Smith and Shannon Hughes.

Author Katherine Roberts pictured with students Eleanor Mann, Katie Smith and Shannon Hughes. - Credit: Archant

The visits were part of the build up to the Appledore Book Festival which kicks off on Friday.

SIX authors visited Great Torrington School this week in the build up to the Appledore Book Festival.

Katherine Roberts, expert on Arthurian legend, was one of the visitors, followed by Paul Dowswell who talked to the students about genetic experimentation in World War Two.

Award winning contemporary authors Julia Green, Gillian Cross and Kit Berry all impressed the Year 7 and Year 8 audiences with their creative writing techniques resulting in new stories.

“Our week had a cracking start with Jeff Norton, author of the futuristic Meta-Wars series,” said Ruth Ward, from the school’s library.


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“Reading well is the key to unlock many things in our lives. Bringing authors into school is highly valued at GTS and creates such a buzz of excitement around school.”

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