Literary festival welcome the brightest from Buckler’s Mead Academy

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Gifted and Talented Year 9 pupils from Buckler’s Mead Academy attended Yeovil’s Literary Festival and met authors Emma Carroll and Kiran Milwood-Hargrave. The authors spoke about their recent novels, ’Strange Star’ and ‘The Girl of Ink and Stars’.  Jacob Stafford from Buckler’s Mead Academy found the author’s early life stories ‘inspiring and relatable’.  Evie Callaghan read the book ’The Girl of Ink and Stars’ and stated ‘I really loved the book and hope she writes more.’ Kara Wadham, Gifted and Talented Coordinator and English teacher at Buckler’s Mead Academy said, ’ We would like to thank Liz Pike and Marcus Bishop from Waterstones. This was a wonderful opportunity for the pupils to meet published authors and gain a valuable insight into the writing process.’

Pictured:Jacob Stafford, Rory Jennings, Henry Wadham, Drew Verhoest and Evie Callaghan with The Literary Festival Organiser Liz Pike.

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