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Author Visits Year 7 Students

Mr Dave Cryer visits Collingwood to introduce the free 'Bookbuzz' books to Year 7 students.

 Mr Dave Cryer, an author, poet, former drama teacher and inspirational speaker, came to Collingwood on Monday 22 September to introduce the ‘Bookbuzz’ books  to the Year 7 students. These are the free books that each Year 7 student will receive after half term. 

Mr Cryer introduced each book and then the students split into small groups and acted out scenes from the books.

I was very impressed with both their acting ability and their courage!   Many of them volunteered to perform on stage in front of 180 students!

Mr Cryer also ran a creative writing session for Year 8 students which was full of useful tips on how to start a piece of writing and what elements make a good story.  The students used pictures from magazines as inspiration.

This is something that we will be keen to repeat next year!

Mrs Reid - Library Manager


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