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Dan delivers again!

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On the second day of the Arnold Hill Literary Festival, a group of privileged Year 7 pupils were given the opportunity to meet local author Dan Walker for the second time in three weeks!
During his visit, Dan led an engaging workshop in which pupils considered the benefits of reading and the structure of a narrative. Pupils then moved into small groups and worked on designing a story with a given structure. Pupils worked together effectively, with everyone demonstrating excellent listening and leadership skills.
Dan Walker, a familiar face to the library at Arnold Hill said, “I have never worked with a group of such passionate readers!” This is high praise indeed; we are really proud of the pupils who participated in the session.

Reflecting on the session, pupils couldn’t wait to express their appreciation and gratitude to Dan for coming to deliver the session. Noah Keetley from tutor group 7L said, “I enjoyed experimenting with the story structure. I really loved having the support of a published author because I very much enjoy creative writing. Getting feedback on my writing from Dan was my favourite part!” Hannah Wilson (also from 7L) echoed this view and commented, “I have read his first book, but didn’t get the chance to meet Dan until today. I’m really excited to be able to get a signed copy of his first book. I loved the session.” Hannah went on to produce a superb short story!