In late April, 24 Year 7 students, who show a particular aptitude for English, were invited to meet David Greygoose at Birkenhead Central Library. He is a local writer, whose latest book is Brunt Boggart – A Tapestry of Tales. It has been described as “an astonishing tour de force” and “a beautiful, image-rich epic reaching deep into human history and folklore.”
David spoke to the students about writing and about the importance of literacy. He read one of the stories from Brunt Boggart and answered their many thoughtful questions about his work and his life. Afterwards, there were opportunities for photographs and for the students, if they so wished, to buy a copy of Brunt Boggart.
Headteacher, Mr Taylor, said: “The students came back to school buzzing with excitement. Here is another example of how innovative learning opportunities can unlock the creativity and potential of young people.”