Author visit – Hazel Paine Monday 4 July 2016

Dear Parent/Carer,   We’re really excited to tell you that a local, young adult author Helen Paine will be at our school on Monday 4 July to talk to all year 10 students in the chapel about her début novel ‘Soulsight’ and her current work on her first draft of...

Andy Briggs Visit 2016

Enthusiastic readers were thrilled to be able to meet the amazing author Andy Briggs at Turton School on the 9th June. Andy Briggs writes adventure stories and also writes stories with super hero versus villain theme. His stories are enjoyed by many and are popular...

Curtis Jobling’s Visit

We have had fabulous author event and Curtis enthused his audience with stories about his work creating Bob the Builder and his work in animation. He doodled of course and the students were in awe of his illustrations.  Curtis writes fantasy/horror stories and...

Cathy Cassidy Event, Visit and Competition

On February 10 a group of Year 7 students took part in special Cathy Cassidy author event, as part of her Chocolate Box tour at a local primary school. During her talk Cathy shared her writing tips and the audience listened to a short extract of her latest book...

Dave Cryer Visits

Dave Cryer Our Writer in Residence visited school in July and shared his recommended reads with all year 8 students Here are some of their experiences of the event: I really enjoyed Dave’s visit and I also enjoyed his talk and the activity part. I would like it if we...

Chris Bradford Visits Tuesday 24th February 2015

The fabulous author Chris Bradford visited Canon Slade on Tuesday 24th February. His performance was ‘awesome’ as one student commented. He enthused all year 8 with his passion for Japanese culture and gave an insight into his writing of the ‘Young Samurai Warrior’...