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Colin Parsons & Able Writer's Day

St Andrew’s was delighted to welcome author, Colin Parsons to school for our ‘Able Writer’s Day.’ 14 Year 6 pupils represented the school at this whole-day event which was also attended by 19 pupils from Moulsford, The Oratory and St Neot’s. Before becoming a full-time writer in his 40s, Colin explained he had tried many different jobs including working at a Christmas tree ‘factory’, as a driver and on a farm. He is proof that it is never too late to fulfil your dreams!  During the day, he gave the pupils valuable tips on how to develop characters, describe locations and extend descriptive language.  Colin signed and donated collection of his books to the library including his most well-known ‘House of Darke’ and ‘The Curious World of Shelley Vendor.’ The children really enjoyed this literary event and we look forward to a follow-up visit sometime in the future

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