Swindon Youth Festival of Literature
On November 10th Year 5 were very lucky to take part in an author event with the co-writer of Football School, Ben Lyttleton, organised by Ridgeway School.
We watched Ben virtually via a Youtube Link and he was brilliantly interactive - he had us up doing the Samba, working out football maths and testing our knowledge of Brazil. We all found him very funny and Year 5 were over the moon that he has also gifted the class with a set of his first five books! No doubt, they will FLY off our classroom book corner shelf!
Before the event, we wrote to Ben with some questions we had. Out of the FIVE schools that took part, only four children's questions were answered and TWO of those were children from Year 5 at Wanborough (Ben S and Annabelle K) and other members of the class were commended for their excellent questions too. Ben's answers were really detailed and interesting. As a reward for their brilliant questions, Ben and Annabelle were also given their own copy the newest book in the series - lucky!!!!