ST BEDE’S Catholic Middle School were delighted to welcome author and storyteller Dan Worsley.
Dans first book Impossible Tales, reached the top 20 in Amazon’s short-story book sales, shortly after being published.
He has since released several other books including a trilogy around the character Eric Appleby.
This is the furthest south Dan has ventured and he was over the moon about his welcome in Redditch saying: “The children and staff at St Bede’s were absolute reading superstars.”
Year 6 pupils all had a story telling assembly in the morning where Dan explained the processes of producing a book and were treated to a few stories from the budding author.
From then on, the school arranged for specific writing workshops with different groups of pupils throughout the day.
St Bede’s always has a big focus on reading and writing, but with many pupils spending more time online due to lockdown, the school were keen to get the children back to reading and writing as soon as they returned to school.
Assistant Principal Matt Russell who worked hard to get Dan down to Redditch said: “I knew from colleagues in the north-west he was going to be good, but for him to be so outstanding and to engage all the pupils all day shows what a talent he is.
“We will certainly look at booking him in again soon, as what the pupils produced in their workshops in such a short space of time, and the inspiration he has given them is immeasurable”.