Wednesday 9th May 2018
Today I did something I never thought I’d do – I met an author. After lunch, we all had to find a partner and walk across the road to St Bede’s.
When all of us had lined up in their hall, we all saw Natasha Farrant, author of The Children of Castle Rock. She told us what had inspired her to be an author, which was her getting ideas from reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. Natasha also explained that it took her 2 years to write The Children of Castle Rock.
As time passed, she told us that we were all going to make an idea for a story. The people she picked to be her assistants were Gabby, Magdiel and Lillie- Rose from Year 6. Gabby was the pop star who couldn’t sing, Magdiel was an aristocratic Panther and Lilly- Rose was an evil unicorn who ate pop stars.
Soon, Lillie- Rose ran after Gabby (as part of the story). It was really fun! Everyone laughed!
To end the day, most people who had bought or brought a book, went into a line to get their books signed by Natasha Farrant. Today has been fun, I hope I can do it again.
Thursday 10th May 2018
Yesterday afternoon ks2 went to St Bede`s to see Natasha Farrant, the author who wrote The Children of Castle Rock!
When we were inside the school we sat down waiting for the St Bede`s children to come in the hall. When Year 5 sat down I saw Neve behind me, my friend in St Bede`s. After every one sat down, Mrs Plant introduced the author. Natasha talked about the book that inspired her to be an author (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S Lewis). She talked about her childhood and ingredients in a cake Recipe, Scotland and jewellery.
Then came the really funny part that I could hear very, very clearly… Natasha chose three girls in Year 6: Gabby, Magdiel and Lillie Rose. Gabby was chosen to be a popstar who sung very badly and made every one laugh (even the teachers). Lillie Rose was an evil unicorn who was chasing Gabby all around the front of the hall and Magdiel was aristocratic panther. Natasha had a box of settings and she chose someone in year 3 to pick and they picked ‘sea’. They were thinking how might they feel in the sea, they felt sick!
After that, it was time for Natasha to sign our books (if we had one). The line was so long that Mrs Martin had to take the other children back to school.
That was the best day ever.