Kirkham Grammar School

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Amazing Monster Visit

Students from secondary schools across the county had the chance to quiz best-selling American author, Michael Grant when he visited Kirkham Grammar School as part of a promotional tour for his new novel, Monster.

 

The author – creator of the multi-million selling Gone series - told the audience of Year 8 and 9 students about how a series of superhero books and TV series had encouraged him to take up writing, after an early life in which he dropped out of high school and found himself in trouble with the law.

 

English Teacher at KGS, Mandy Mills, said: “We are extremely lucky he included KGS on his promotional tour. His relaxed, tell-it-like-it-is presentational style struck a chord with our pupils, and it is events like this that encourage young people to read, and try their hand at writing.” "It was great to include pupils from other secondary schools so that they can benefit too."