Author Gabrielle Kent Visit

On Thursday 11th May 2017 we welcomed author, game designer and game design lecturer Gabrielle Kent in to school for the day.

Gabrielle did assemblies P1 and P2 for all of Year 7 and Year 8 pupils. She told them all about her Alfie Bloom book series and then explained how she came up with the concept and the process she uses to create and name her characters. Pupils were encouraged to participate in the assembly and share their ideas. One of our Year 7 pupils came up with some excellent examples of puns, we were all very impressed.

During P3, 4 and 5 Gabrielle did a series of small group creative writing workshops with Year 7 and 8. The pupils were shown ways to tap in to their imagination and come up with ideas for stories through a presentation. Pupils produced some very impressive and imaginative work. 

Throughout the day Gabrielle sold Alfie Bloom books and signed them for the students. She also gave out stickers and bookmarks which she signed too. 

Overall we had a lovely day and pupils were very enthusiastic and excited to meet the author and to read her books.

 


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