Dan Smith - Author Visit

Dan Smith - Author Visit

We were delighted to welcome award winning author, Dan Smith, to the Academy today. Dan gave a fascinating presentation to Year 7 about his experiences growing up in Indonesia and Brazil, and about the important role that stories played in his childhood. Sophie explained, "He was funny. I was really surprised when he told us about all of the different creatures he encountered when he was living in Brazil - especially that he was bitten by a bullet ant!" "I thought it was amazing and funny,"  said Leah. "I can't believe how many places he has lived!" exclaimed Lewis.

Around 40 Year 7s also had the opportunity to attend a creative writing workshop with Dan. Lewis said, "It was eye-opening to find out about the many different ways you can write a story."

During lunch times Dan was in the LRC where students could buy copies of his books and have them signed!

Many thanks must be extended to Dan and also to Seven Stories, who managed and organised the book sales today.

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