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Prize-winning children's author visits Bryanston

Prize-winning children's author and OB Kevin Crossley-Holland visited Bryanston to talk to pupils on The Writing Life and Anglo-Saxon Literature and the Development of the English Language.

The planning of OB, Kevin Crossley-Holland's visit began in May 2015 when school librarian, Emma Minter happened to be cataloguing Kevin's memoirs for the OB Library and noticed in the SLA magazine that Kevin is the President of the School Library Association. With nothing ventured, nothing gained, Emma decided to obtain contact details from the SLA and gave Kevin a call to invite him back to Bryanston. Luckily they found a date close to World Book Day, on 3 March 2016 and managed to secure a slot in the school calendar to visit pupils. 

Kevin kindly put a focus on poetry, children's books and his life for the D year group and changed his level and pitch for the sixth form in the evening.  The event went very smoothly, his knowledge and passion for history, Anglo-Saxon translation and writing shone through. It was a very enjoyable and inspiring event that gave pupils an insight into an award winning author's world.