Learners at LVS Oxford were able to get top tips from a published author as part of the school’s World Book Day activities in March. Children’s author Zoe Greaves came in to talk to Class 1 about her book ‘Hare’, which she worked on with her illustrator mum, Leslie Sadleir.
Zoe’s workshop with the students covered how she went about writing the book, which takes readers back to the wild. Zoe explained how powerful illustration can be in children’s books. With detailed, engaging, pictures, writers can cut down on the amount of words that are needed to tell their stories. Meeting Zoe inspired the learners to write their own creative stories and they have invited her back so that they can continue to learn from a published author, and maybe even get a story published themselves one day.
LVS Oxford’s 6th formers were also busy on World Book Day. They took time out of their usual lessons to go and support the younger students by listening to them reading. This activity proved to be a real hit with both the readers and those supporting them, so much so that the school is now looking to incorporate this into the school week.
Head of Centre Louisa Allison-Bergin comments, “Our World Book Day activities created a real buzz around creative writing and reading in school. Prior to joining LVS Oxford, many of our students spent time out of school so we need to help them fill in their learning gaps when it comes to reading and writing. Zoe Greaves was a real inspiration for our younger students and we are looking forward to working with her again in the future.”
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