Forrester was lucky enough to have Non Pratt – author of novels ‘Second Best Friend’ and ‘Unboxed’, to name a few – come in to school to talk to some of our S3 cohort. Non shared her latest novel with the group, as well as exploring the writing process and encouraging our students who are interested in a career in writing to pursue ‘who they are’.
Students considered the pressures on them at their age and stage and took part in an activity to share a kind thought with a partner, naming something they felt their friend ‘did best’. Our students then took advantage of having a ‘real live’ author in front of them and asked Non questions, such as her favourite author and why she’d dedicated her book to ‘Beef and Liberty’!
A wonderful experience for all, providing students with an opportunity to consider life outside of school, while learning tips and skills they can apply to their classroom work.