Westholme Crest

Silverwood Events

 

 We enjoy a strong working relationship with Silverwood Events. Throughout the year, with their help, we co-ordinate author visits so that students and the wider Westholme community can benefit from these inspirational speakers.

 

Date   Visitor

 July

2014

Debi G

 Debi Gliori

The Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children welcomed children's author, Debi Gliori, to Billinge House.

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 October

2015

Lauren C

 Lauren Child

Charlie & Lola author, Lauren Child, visited Beardwood Bank to talk to the children in Years 1-3.

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 December 

2015

Ranulph F

 Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Sir Ranulph’s visit to Westholme was to promote his book, Heat. 

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 February 

2016

David B

 David Baddiel

TV Personality and children’s author, David Baddiel was welcomed to Westholme as he promoted his new children’s book, The Person Controller.

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 April

2016

Shane H

 Shane Hegarty

Students in Years 4-8 enjoyed a visit from Irish author, Shane Hegarty, when he visited Westholme to talk about his series of books, Darkmouth.

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 June

2016

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 Buzz Aldrin

World renowned astronaut, Buzz Aldrin visited Westholme with Silverwood Events on a tour to promote his book, No Dream is too High.

 September

2016

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 Philip Ardagh & Elissa Elwick

Author, Philip Ardagh and illustrator, Elissa Elwick, spoke to the Infant School children about their book, Leafy the Pet Leaf. 

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 September

2016

Clare B

 Clare Balding

Clare came to Westholme to talk to the Junior School children about her new children’s book, The Racehorse Who Wouldn’t Gallop.

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 September

2016

Mike M

 Mike Massimino

Astronaut, Mike Massimino touched down in the Croston Theatre for a special talk and signing of his book, Spaceman.

 November

2016

Gareth J

 Gareth P Jones

Thornthwaite series author, Gareth P Jones visited Beardwood Bank for a fun afternoon of chat with the children in Years 4 and 5.

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 January

2017

Ruby W

 Ruby Wax OBE

Author and comedienne, Ruby visited Westholme to talk about her book, A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled.

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 January

2017

Nick K

 Nick Knowles

TV Personality, Nick Knowles visit to Westholme was part of his tour to promote his new cook book, Proper Healthy Food.

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 March 

2017

Derek L

 Derek Landy

Children's author, Derek Landy, helped us celebrate the 20th anniversary of World Book Day, when he visited Westholme to talk about his series of books, Skulduggery Pleasant.

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 March 

2017

Cecelia A

 Cecelia Ahern

Talented author, Cecelia Ahern, spoke to the girls in Years 8 and 9 about her new Young Adult fiction books.

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May

2017

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 Jessica Ennis-Hill

Gold medal Olympian, Jessica Ennis-Hill visited Westholme on the launch day of her second children's book in the series, Evie's Magic Bracelet.

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September

2017

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Jon Sopel

BBC Correspondent Jon Sopel visted Westholme and talked about his fascinating career and his new book called 'If Only They Didn't Speak English'

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September

2017

Cressida Cowell

       Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell popular children's author took time to talk to children at Westholme about her new children's book 'The Wizard of Once'. 

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October

2017

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Eoin Colfer

International bestselling children's author and former Irish Children's Laurette, Eoin Colfer talked to Westholme students from Years 5-9 about the publication of his graphic novel, 'Illegal'

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