‘Defenders of the Realm’ at Staines Preparatory School

02 Nov 2016

Years 5 & 6 were extremely lucky to be given the opportunity to spend the morning with Writers Nick Ostler and Mark Huckerby. The authors have recently written and published ‘Defender of the Realm’ as well as writing scripts for many popular children’s televisions shows such as Danger mouse, Peter Rabbit and Octonauts.

They talked to the children about how they first got into writing and the best ways to approach it. Mark went on to read an excerpt from the book before answering some of the questions the children had.

The morning finished with a book signing which gave the children the chance to receive their own personally signed copy of the book, which they were all very excited about.

Many thanks to Mark and Nick for giving up their time to inspire our pupils, the corridors were buzzing and the children are now desperate to pen their own stories.