Promoting reading has been a whole school focus this year and so we were delighted to welcome award winning author Ruth Eastham to the RGS earlier this week.
Ruth’s books have won many awards. Her debut, The Memory Cage, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and nominated for the Carnegie Medal. She is Patron of Reading at schools in both the Midlands and Cheshire in the UK, and has been a speaker at many literature events, including the Edinburgh Book Festival.
The day started with Ruth showing us the first ‘book’ she wrote when she was in primary school! Throughout the day she then spent time with all year groups to support them with their writing and fire their imaginations. Towards the end of the day the school came together to share the work they had completed and received books signed by Ruth herself.
Pupils had a great day working alongside Ruth and hopefully it will inspire them to develop a love for reading and writing.