Lisa Thompson Author Visit

Posted: 9th March 2022

Yesterday Forms IV – VI had an inspiring virtual author visit from Lisa Thompson, writer of The Goldfish Boy, The Light Jar, The Day I was Erased and many more! The children learnt about Lisa’s journey as a writer and how she realised she loved making stories in her English lessons at school and shared all the stories that influenced her as a child. It was fascinating to hear about her writing process and how she always tries to include a ‘red herring’ in her plot. This was then demonstrated with a virtual escape room, where the children had to crack the clues to solve the mystery avoiding the misleading ‘evidence’. At the end, Lisa answered the children’s thoughtful questions about her books, the challenges of writing and how tackling a fear of failure is crucial to publish your first novel.

Naomi Watts

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Scholarship Assessment Day

Join us for our Fairfax Scholarship Assessment Day taking place on Wednesday 25th May for Year 4 and Year 5 entry in September 2022. Applicants will be assessed for academic, sport, music and drama scholarships.

To register your interest or for further information please contact the Registrar, Mrs Lynne Crisp on 01483 893225 or via email: