Y10 pupils were incredibly fortunate to enjoy meeting with Carnegie award winning author Sarah Crossan this week.
Alongside only 5 other schools in the country, Killicomaine was selected to participate in the project which included contributing to a Fronter forum (along with pupils and staff from the other 5 schools ), to discuss the author’s latest work, before meeting Sarah in person.
During the session with Y10 Sarah told pupils all about the inspiration for her novel ‘Moonrise’ as well as how writing has helped her in coping with life. She highlighted also the power of reading to enable empathy with others (something she hopes to offer to her readers through her work) and the idea of potential and how to achieve it.
All pupils were gifted a hardback copy of her latest novel which she happily personalised for every pupil at the end of the event.
Megan Hewitt won the creative writing competition all pupils were invited to participate in through the forum, walking away with copies of Sarah’s other books to add to her collection – well done Megan!
Creative Writing Competition Winner – Megan Hewitt 10A1
Many thanks to Janet Compston of the Library and Education Board, Kathryn and Liz from Booktrust and of course to Sarah Crossan herself for affording us this welcome and rare opportunity.
10,000 hours makes you a master – what will our Y10 pupils dedicate their mastery to?