Author visits students for book day fun

Author Mark Robson, right, who spent the day with students at Graham School.. 110927a
Author Mark Robson, right, who spent the day with students at Graham School.. 110927a

STUDENTS at a Scarborough school were visited by a children’s author as part of their World Book Day celebrations.

Mark Robson, who has written three series for children aged eight to 16, met with youngsters at Graham School to talk about what it’s like to be an author.

Library manager Steve Tate said: “Mark spoke to the students about his career as a professional pilot and also about his writing.

“To have a real author visit the school was great and he told the students that he could ask them anything they liked.”

Mr Tate added that the visit had been a big hit and that the youngsters had responded really well.

He said: “It’s great for them to meet an author - it shows that they are real people and not just names on a page.”

The school also organised other events during the week such as book displays and assemblies.

Another author, Chris Bradford, will be visiting students at Raincliffe School on May 12.

Mr Tate said: “We like to encourage students with reading and their own writing.”

l Scarborough Survivors are hosting a World Book Night event. It is at the group’s headquarters in Alma Square tomorrow from 5pm to 7.30pm. Copies of Stuart, A Life Backwards by Alexander Masters will be given away. There will be refreshments, courtesy of a donation from Sainsbury’s.

More Book Day photos tomorrow & Monday.