Events

Author visit - Andy Briggs

Posted on: 19/03/2019

On the 19th March Raines Foundation hosted an author visit from Andy Briggs thanks to funding from Allen & Overy. Andy worked with 4 year 9 groups and 1 year 8 group on a packed day and also chatted with year 7 students at break and lunch in the KS3 library. Andy’s sessions held the students captivated and were interesting, exciting and inspirational. His theme was that story runs through everything, from soap operas to books to YouTuber videos and that writers lead exciting lives especially when they have to experience things in order to write about them! One female year 9 student was overhead remarking to her friend ‘I think I might want to be a writer now!’ Some year 9 groups went on to take part in an extension session of writing based on Andy’s most recent book, Drone Racer, a science fiction adventure about a group of kids who take part in drone races. Students were very impressed by the varied career Andy has, not just writing novels but also writing graphic novels and screenplays such as Legendary and Judge Dredd, which he worked on with his brother. Many of Andy’s books were loaned out from the KS3 library on the day and the sessions resulted in lots of animated conversations around the subjects of writing, stories and reading. Andy’s engaging style certainly kept students focussed and we were proud of the exemplary behaviour witnessed throughout the whole day. You can find out more about Andy via his website http://www.andybriggs.co.uk

 

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