Author helps mark World Book Day

PUBLISHED: 08:19 21 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:24 31 May 2010

Author Anne Cassidy visits Saffron Walden County High School.
Saffron Walden.
March 13, 2008.
Photograph by Michael Boyton.
Pic shows: Anne with some of her books.
Names (L-R): Anne Cassidy.

Author Anne Cassidy visits Saffron Walden County High School. Saffron Walden. March 13, 2008. Photograph by Michael Boyton. Pic shows: Anne with some of her books. Names (L-R): Anne Cassidy.

A VISIT from an author provided Year 7 children at Saffron Walden County High School with a magical day. Anne Cassidy, a successful writer who specialises in teenage crime stories, visited the school last Thursday as part of its celebration of World Book

A VISIT from an author provided Year 7 children at Saffron Walden County High School with a magical day.

Anne Cassidy, a successful writer who specialises in teenage crime stories, visited the school last Thursday as part of its celebration of World Book Day.

Learning centre co-ordinator Pat Clements said: "We opted to run this event a week after World Book Day to give the children a chance to spend their vouchers first.

"Anne Cassidy was brilliant. She really got the children's imaginations going and, because she had such enthusiasm, she got them really excited about reading her books.

"It's the first event in our calendar to mark the National Year of Reading - in June we're planning to have a Reading Academy Awards night, where children who have done well in their reading will be invited to a glitzy awards ceremony with their parents.

"Author Heidi Thomas will be our guest speaker, and we're hoping to make it a fantastic night for everyone with fruit cocktails and nibbles in the library beforehand, a red carpet and plenty of paparazzi snappers to provide the right atmosphere.


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