Caldervale High School Pupils meet Children’s Laureate

I have just returned to school on a high (a literary high) having taken 10 lucky Caldervale High School pupils to a Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour event featuring the Waterstones Children’s Laureate, Malorie Blackman, at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow, on Wednesday 21st May. Malorie spoke inspiringly about her background, her love of reading and writing, as well as introducing trailers of her books and showing a clip from her BAFTA winning BBC programme, Pig-Heart Boy. Fourth year pupil, Zilke Bleyl was able to ask Malorie about her book characters, during the Q&A session and all of the pupils were able to chat to the author at the book signing session at the end of the event. Malorie took the time to speak to each pupil individually and pose for numerous photographs, while signing their books. It was a thrill for me to see my pupils so excited to hear and speak to such an inspiring author (does that sound corny – I don’t care!!!) We had a brilliant time, thanks to the Scottish Book Trust who organised the event.
Malorie Blackman

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