Local Author Visits The Elton High School

At the end of February local playwright and children’s author, Chris Martin, held a number of writing workshops with pupils from Years 7, 8 and 9. The workshops were based on his second book “Inky Stevens – For Whom the School Bell Tolls” and were fun, practical sessions based on the process of writing fiction. Chris talked about why he chose to write about a schoolboy detective and pupils then discussed some of the main characters and explored different techniques used to build suspense within the story. Pupils acted out scenes from the book in small groups with volunteers demonstrating their acting skills to the whole group. The workshops were a great success and were thoroughly enjoyed by pupils and staff.