A Fun Visit!

Author Gareth P Jones visits Westholme

Children in Years 4 and 5 enjoyed a visit from author, Gareth P Jones this morning when he visited the Junior School along with our friends at Silverwood Events. Gareth talked about the series of books in the Thornthwaite series and children enjoyed hearing him read excerpts from some of them.

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Children were encouraged to ask questions throughout and Gareth’s answers were honest (and often humorous!). He also explained that music is a big influence on the stories he writes and frequently comes up with a song about the book he wants to write before knowing fully what the storyline will be. Audience participation was also encouraged and children had fun helping Gareth with various sound effects to accompany his funny lyrics.

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All too soon, Gareth’s interactive talk came to an end but the children were able to buy copies of some of the Thornthwaite books and also had them personally signed.

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We would like to thank Gareth for coming to Westholme and to Silverwood Events for coordinating his visit with us.