A visit from author Nicola Davies
Do you like animals?
Do you get stuck when you write?
If so, you are just like Nicola Davies, the amazing children's author who came to our school today.
She has written over 60 books including chapter books, picture books and poems.
She inspired all of KS2 in a special assembly as she spoke about how using words is like a super power. A super power that each of us has inside, as a way of telling other people what is in OUR head. Nicola Davies read to us 'The Day War Came' one of her amazing books to KS2, and we were all mesmerised.
Last night, our Government passed a bill declaring a climate emergency. Nicola reminded us that this was started by a 16 year old girl called Greta, who spoke out about our planet getting too hot. We were reminded that our words have the power to change our world.
And about getting stuck.....Nicola suggested that every writer should carry a notebook, for writing or drawing in. To get ideas you have to find what works for you. It could be:
- lying in the field looking at the sky
- taking a walk in nature, or
- jumping up and down on the bed to really loud music!