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Author Visit - 5th October 2010
Here at Salford City Academy, we had Author Chris D'Lacey with us all day on the 5th October 2010. Chris is the Author of the well known books: Fire Star, Fire Ice and Dark Fire.
Pupils in year 7 and 8 had the pleasure of meeting Chris.He gave a talk about his books and how he got into writing at the late age of 32 years old.
Chris answered questions pupils asked him, he signed his books that pupils could buy from him and had photo's taken with pupils.
Both year 7 and 8 pupil's enjoyed the story that Chris told about his stray pigeon, that he made into a pet and kept for 14 years.
At break time, Chris met other pupils from mixed years in the library and gave advice on writing a story.
Mrs Wilkinson (Librarian) and English staff had lunch with Chris in the library and he answered questions, spoke about his life and his love of writing.
Overall it was a very good day, the pupils are still talking about the pigeon and how Chris wrote a book about it and the advice he gave about not giving up if you want to write a book. These comments were taken on board by a lot of our pupils. We have some very keen, enthusiastic writers - as Chris would say "You can do it!"