Jenny McLachlan Visit

It is always wonderful to meet an author and the visit another school hosting the event is special too. Thank you to Sophie year 7 for sharing her comments about the event. When we went to see Jenny McLachlan… On the 5th May, eleven year 7 went to Turton High School...

Author Visit: Garth Nix at Turton School

A group of students were able to catch up with the author Garth Nix at Turton School as part of his book tour. The students were asked why they wanted to meet the author; “Because I love his books” and “To learn about his books” were a couple of the comments. All the...

Author Visit: Joseph Delaney

It is always exciting to have authors in school or to go and meet an author at another school. This half term we have been fortunate to have Caroline Lawrence visit during book week and since our last newsletter the amazing Spooks author Joseph Delaney came to talk to...

Caroline Lawrence Visit launched book week

Caroline Lawrence the author of the Roman Mysteries visited Canon Slade School on Monday 27th February. Our book club students were invited to have a special Q & A lunchtime treat with Caroline. “We all enjoyed this brilliant experience of having a real life...

Author Visit – Caroline Lawrence 2017

Dear Parent/Carer We are very excited to inform you that the author Caroline Lawrence will be visiting Canon Slade School on Monday 27th February period 4 in the chapel. Caroline’s visit is part of our Book Week activities and it is wonderful that year 7 have been...

Author Visit Peadar O Guilin on Monday 6th February 2017

A group of year 8 and 9 students had the pleasure of meeting the author Peadar O Guilin on Monday 6th February. Peadar O’Guilin is a powerful and original new voice in YA fiction but has been writing curious stories for as long as he can remember. He attended...

Chris Riddell Visit November 2016

Canon Slade School was thrilled to be the host for the Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell on Wednesday 16th November. The event was organised by Bolton Schools Libraries Service and the Booktrust. Other secondary and primary schools came to the event to listen to Chris...

Andy Briggs Visit 9th November 2016

All year 8 had the amazing opportunity to listen to the action, adventure author Andy Briggs on Wednesday 9th November in the chapel. Andy Briggs last visited Canon Slade in 2010. Andy encouraged everyone to write as writing creates everything that we watch, read,...

Author Hazel Paine visits Canon Slade

The Visit The Gallery Hazel visited school on Monday 4th July and introduced her debut book ‘Soulsight’ to all year 10 students. She engaged her audience with stories of her previous role as a doctor then how she became a writer. Her extract readings and...

2016 Bolton Children’s Fiction Award Winner

Winner – 13 Hours By Narinder Dhami A group of year 7-9 students attended the award ceremony after reading and voting for their favorite book. The day involved workshops, meeting authors and book signing. The Gallery I enjoyed the trip because I met lots of...