On Thursday, 3 December, the St Leonards Junior School welcomed renowned British Author Alexander McCall Smith through its doors! The award-winning writer spoke to the children about his favourite books, his wonderful writing adventures and life as an author. The literary afternoon included live music, dancing and acting interpretations from his novels and a Q&A session, all with participation from St Leonards students. Several very lucky Year 4-7s impressed Mr McCall Smith so much that they received special £5 notes from the author for providing such excellent answers!
The animated and inspiring visit was finished off with an exclusive book signing of McCall Smith’s newest children's novel ‘School Ship Tobermory’: an adventurous story about children who attend a rather unusual school aboard the sail-powered training ship. Parents and pupils enjoyed a wonderful afternoon and are thrilled with their new books – the children didn’t want him to leave!
Thank you to Alexander McCall Smith and Topping & Company Booksellers for visiting the school.