Author Visit

We were so excited to welcome the author Daniel Blythe to our school on 11th September 2019.

Dan shared some information about himself before the visit so the children were familiar with his writing. Have a read below:

I started out writing for the New Doctor Who Adventures, and I’m the author of BBC Books story Autonomy for the 10th Doctor and a forthcoming 11th Doctor Chronicle for Big Finish.

 I write non-fiction, including Famous Robots and Cyborgs, as Dan Roberts. I also wrote Shadow Runners/Shadow Breakers for publishers Chicken House (UK/Europe) and Scholastic (USA).

My Emerald Greene series of supernatural/fantasy stories for children is now available. My most recent novel is Exiles.

My core values are all about enthusing and inspiring young people to read and write for pleasure.


On the day Key Stage Two walked into the hall to see images of Daniel's work and to the sound of the Dr Who theme tune. The children were excited to hear about his experiences of writing from his presentation in the hall.

Year Six had a writing workshop named Spooky stories and Year Five had a workshop about settings called Wondrous worlds. The workshops led to an indepth class discussion and some fantastic writing.

Years Three and Four had a quiz led by Daniel. The winning team were awarded a book each.

Year Two put Daniel in the hot seat and asked him questions about being an author, gaining tips to help them with their writing.

The children enjoyed their meet an author day which will inspire them to become wonderful writers.



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