Vashti Hardy ~ Author Visit
Monday 20th May | 1 comment
This morning, children in Years 3,4,5 & 6 enjoyed an inspirational visit from author Vashti Hardy. Vashti is one of six shortlisted authors in this year’s Leeds Book Awards (9-11 category) with her book, Brightstorm. A group of Year 6 children will be attending the awards ceremony tomorrow to find out if Vashti is the winner!
We thoroughly enjoyed listening to Vashti Hardy talk about her many influences as a writer and her top tips for our own writing. Many children have been inspired to go away and draw a map of their own fictional world as the starting point for an exciting narrative. With two wonderful books based on adventure, exploration and following your dreams, Vashti encouraged the children to be whatever they want to be and not let anything stand in their way!
The children enjoyed pulling props fit for an adventure out of Vashti’s special bag and one lucky girl was dressed up as an intrepid explorer. We also learned how to escape from quicksand!
After her talk, the children who had purchased a book had an opportunity to meet Vashti Hardy and have their books autographed. It was wonderful to listen to the children’s questions and the lovely conversations that happened so naturally.