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School library re-opens with writers’ workshop

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HUNDREDS of pupils from Warrington’s Sir Thomas Boteler CE High School enjoyed celebrating the re-opening of their school library with a series of workshops led by local authur Rob Parker.
Rob is from Warrington and is author of the Ben Bracken series of novels.
He gave freely of his time to inspire the next generation of writers with his passion and experience.
He told the youngsters: “You can be anything you want be in the world of writing. You just have to be yourself and be brave.”
Comments from pupils included:
“Rob was so honest with us in sharing his life story and how he became a writer.”
“I think Rob is inspirational and that everyone should buy his books”
“Rob’s message of never giving up on your dreams will stay with us”.
“We all enjoyed listening to Rob, his amazing books and about his life story.”
“Rob’s passion about reading and writing was inspirational. I will remember that this can get you anywhere in life”
English teacher Jane Woodcock said: ‘Learning from real-world local writers at such a young age is truly inspirational. We plan for our students at Sir Thomas Boteler to experience further writing workshops throughout the academic year – both with Rob – and also fellow local writer Emily Chriscoli as part of the school’s relentless focus on literacy”

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