Acclaimed author visits Colburn Primary School

Children at Colburn Community Primary School received a visit from well-known author Anne Fine last week.

The visit was organised by assistant head Charlotte Brown to promote the love of reading and writing across Key Stage 2.

The author, who was the Children’s Laureate from 2001 to 2003, shared her draft work and demonstrated how it is handwritten in rough form first, then typed and edited again and again until she is happy with it.

She told children the process of writing a new book can take over a year.

Children were given time to ask her questions about her books and what her interests are.

She shared a variety of stories with them about how she got her ideas for the plot to a story, which she were generally from her everyday experiences.

“Anne’s visit was very inspiring and engaging; for the children to actually meet an author of the stories they have read in class is amazing,” said Charlotte.

“We can’t thank her enough for giving up her time to come and promote reading and writing in our school.

“There was a real buzz prior to her visit, but even more so since.”