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Author’s visit proves inspirational for Hillcroft pupils

Story-time is special enough for a lot of children but to have a real-life author read his own book for them may just have inspired pupils to get writing themselves.

Author David Fuller visited children at Hillcroft on Thursday to talk about life as a writer, what inspires him, and read passages from his books.

Pupils from years 3 to 6 also got to spend an hour with Mr Fuller as he talked about his series of books about character Alfie Jones, a nine-year-old boy whose hobby is playing football for his beloved team, Kingsway Colts under 9 football team.

The students also got to take part in role playing activities and then Mr Fuller signed copies of his books.

"All the children were captivated and engaged by David Fuller's stories,” said Assistant Headteacher Jane Hunter. “He inspired our pupils when they found out how he developed his learning powers to enable him to work with his dyspraxia to become a writer.

“The children asked thoughtful questions to find out more about him and what life as a writer is like, learning that to be the best writer you have to write about what interests you.”