On Friday 29th September, best-selling American author Kate DiCamillo visited Buckler’s Mead Academy to enthuse Year 7 and 100 students from Milford Primary about reading, writing, and resilience. Both students and staff alike were absorbed by Kate’s story. Kate’s persistence in pursuing her dream, even after 473 rejections before she was published, gave students a clear message to never give up.
After an inspirational talk and a student led question session, students were able to purchase books from the fantastic Yeovil Waterstones team and have them personally signed by Kate.
Kate certainly gave Buckler’s a buzz and we feel incredibly lucky and grateful to have welcomed her to our Academy. Thank you Kate, Rosie, Milford Primary and the Waterstones team for an inspiring afternoon.