Wilmington Academy had the pleasure of hosting the launch of Tom Fletcher’s (McFly and McBusted) Book Club today. Sixty Year 7 students took part in the event with Tom and ten other well-known children’s authors and illustrators: Jo Simmons, Nathan Reed, David O’Connell, Claire Powell, Swapna Haddow, James Bishop, Will Mabbitt, Steven Butler, Steven Lenten and Jennifer Grey. Students from other LAT Academies, such as Longfield Academy and Dartford Primary Academy also attended and the event was professionally filmed for the launch of the book club in both the lecture theatre and the library.
Rebecca Allen and Mitchell Cole (Year 12 IBCP Film Students) got to spend the whole day with the film crew and had the chance to discuss careers in the film industry, as well as getting advice on making films for their IBCP Film Studies course.
As you can see from the photographs, the students involved had an absolutely wonderful day and there was plenty of time to speak with Tom (and take selfies!) and the other authors about their novels.
Please click the Book Club 2 image to view the presentation from the day