25 November 2022

Image of Talented local author, Rachel A Walmsley, inspires our young writers

What a wonderful morning our Pre-School and I1 pupils have had today!

We welcomed local and very talented author, Rachel A Walmsley - Children's Author to Kirkham Grammar School.

Rachel shared her new book, ‘Dotty The Dogwalker’, with our Infant and Pre-School pupils and they delighted in the fun, vocabulary rich picture book, designed to stimulate children's imagination through conversations about dogs and relationships with others. As a former primary school teacher, Rachel includes several literary features within her book such as alliteration, rhyme and synonyms, as well as incorporating the days of the week.

During Rachel’s visit, our Infant and Pre-School pupils enjoyed an enriching 45 minute workshop with Rachel, which saw our Pre-School and I1 pupils learn illustrating techniques, whilst our I2 and I3 pupils learnt both writing and illustrating techniques to help them in their journey of becoming young authors and illustrators.

Pupils also had the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of Rachel's book, with a donation made to Guide Dogs UK for each book purchased.

A small number of books are available to purchase on a first come, first served basis. Please see Mrs Wilson or the school office to purchase one at a cost of £6. Please see the original letter sent home for more information with regards making payment.

The visit was a wonderful opportunity to promote the excitement of reading, writing and illustrating.

Thank you, Rachel for visiting KGS and inspiring the next generation of young authors...it is wonderful to see the pupils so enthusiastic about writing and illustrating!

To view a selection of photographs from Rachel's visit to KGS please visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kgsphotos/albums/72177720303963570


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