On Friday 21st May Year 7 pupils had a virtual visit from popular author Stewart Foster. Stewart has written four fantastic novels for young people which all carry messages of kindness and empathy, and really embody our ‘everyone matters’ motto. Stewart talked about how a decades long friendship and his experience of teaching inspired his book All the Things That Could Go Wrong, how he drew on his own ADHD to create Felix, the main character in Checkmates, and gave us a tantalising glimpse of his newest book, The Perfect Parent Project. Stewart answered pupils’ questions about everything from his publishing journey to his dog, Dexter. Tom in 7King said the virtual visit was ‘really great’ and applause from the classrooms could be heard in the library! Thanks to the Hayling Island Bookshop and Portsmouth Schools Library Service for supplying signed copies of Stewart’s books. Signed books are available on Parentmail at £6 each until Friday 28th May.
Mrs A Regan, Librarian