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📚Ali Sparkes: Inspiring Year 7🐺

We were delighted to welcome award-winning author Ali Sparkes back to Westgate for a visit with our Year 7 students. Ali led an engaging session with the whole year group and discussed her new book '100 Summers'.

Ali then led several workshops in the library for smaller groups of Year 7 students. In these sessions, students practised their creative writing skills with a warm-up fill-in-the-blank exercise and then adopted the personas of different characters who were all stuck on a bus after it crashed.

Students took on their characters brilliantly and it was great to see them create stories for characters such as Emily the dinner lady, Valentina the vampire, and Clayton the American exchange student and part time werewolf)!