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An Irish Author visited our school

Date: June 3, 2017 Author: School Admin Categories: News

An Irish Author Visits our School

On Thursday 1st June P.6/7 welcomed the Irish author, Nicola Pierce. Children are currently studying the Titanic, as their World Around Us topic and are reading her fiction book called ‘Spirit of the Titanic’. Nicola spoke to the class about how she got the idea for this story and how she spent over 6 weeks researching the Titanic before she could start writing her book. The children found out that the main character of the book was based on a real person, Samuel Scott, the first boy who was killed during the building of Titanic. Nicola showed the children a replica rivet and shared some fantastic photographs of Titanic from the building stage right up until its sinking. She spoke passionately about what happened to Titanic and shared many emotional stories about passengers and crew members.

Pupils were totally engaged, listened enthusiastically and were very excited to be able to ask Nicola some really interesting questions. Reading is the thing she likes to do best, even before writing!

We would like to thank Nicola for coming into our school and sharing her wealth of knowledge with the children. We thoroughly enjoyed listening to her and pupils undoubtedly gained much from the experience.