As part of our World Book Week celebrations, the author and a UK Patron of Reading Joffre White will be visiting Wilmington Academy on Monday 2nd March 2020 for Year 8’s only.
All students in Year 8 will attend the special ‘Power of Words’ motivational show taking place in our Lecture Theatre. This session is not just about reading and will engage even the most reluctant of readers. Students will be told through humour, anecdotes and participation how to achieve their aspirations, that knowledge is power and how to use the power of words to follow their dreams.
Selected students will then be invited to attend one of two Creative Writing Workshops where they can develop their ideas into full story plans.
Students will have the opportunity to buy personally signed copies of Joffre’s books; Frog, Frog and the Sandpipers, Frog and the Tree of Spells (Fantasy Series) or Earthland (a Teen/Young Adult Dystopian adventure) at a discounted price (please see attached flyer for details). If you would like your child to have a book signed on the day you will need to order and pay for this prior to attending the event. A link has been placed on ParentPay called “Joffre White, Author Event” and due to time constraints all orders must be placed by Friday 14th February. Please enter the title(s) of any books you wish to purchase in the comments box once you have clicked on the link.
Of course, pupils are under no obligation to buy books but we do want to alert you to this opportunity in order to avoid disappointment. Often pupils are very inspired to read the author’s book after such a visit and this is a unique opportunity for them to have books signed and personally dedicated.
Research shows that author events in schools inspire children and help them on their journey to a love of reading and creative writing.
We hope your child will benefit greatly from this event.