Albyn School pupils enjoyed meeting authors at Grampian Children’s Book Award

A group of Albyn School S1 pupils had an amazing time at the Grampian Children’s Book Award (GCBA) held at the University of Aberdeen last week.

Schools from Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray took part in the popular event which celebrates books and reading. Our pupils have been reading the six shortlisted books all year and they were keen to meet four of the authors – Alex Bell, Ravena Guron, Tom Palmer and Sue Wallman.

They soaked up insights into the authors’ backgrounds, creative processes, and even received helpful writing tips. Tom Palmer’s book Resist, based on Dutch resistance during World War II, was voted the winner. Resist, along with the other shortlisted titles, are available in the school’s Mackie Library.

Albyn School Librarian Mrs Macpherson said: “Taking part in the GCBA was a rewarding experience for our pupils. It is rare for Young Adult authors to visit Aberdeen, so seeing them in person and witnessing their passion for reading and writing made an impression on our pupils, giving them confidence in their own work and creativity.”

Albyn School pupils met authors at Grampian Children’s Book Award.

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