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Author Tamsyn Murray Inspires St Edmund’s Students For World Book Day

Published by St Edmund's College and Prep School on Friday 1st of March 2024

Students at St Edmund's College & Prep School, Ware, enjoyed an inspiring visit from award-winning author, Tamsyn Murray, on Wednesday 28th February, to kick-off a range of celebrations the school has planned for World Book Day.

The visit provided an exciting and engaging opportunity for students to gain insights into the world of literature and reinforced the importance of fostering a lifelong love of reading. During her visit, Tamsyn met students from all year groups, delivering a series of interactive sessions to each group. She shared her writing journey with students and encouraged them to explore the wonders of different genres in their own work.

Headteacher at St Edmund’s College, Matthew Mostyn, said: "We were thrilled to have Tamsyn Murray join us to begin our World Book Day celebrations. Her presence ignited the imaginations of our pupils and we would like to thank her for taking the time to visit our school and sharing her love of books.”

A best-selling British author, Tamsyn Murray has captivated readers of all ages with her enchanting storytelling. She has numerous successful books to her credit, including the popular ‘My So-Called Afterlife’ series and the heart-warming ‘Instructions for a Second-Hand Heart’.

World Book Day is celebrated annually on the first Thursday of March. A global event, it aims to promote the joy of reading and celebrate the power of books. This year on World Book Day, St Edmund’s will pay homage to Roald Dahl’s beloved classic ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ by transforming parts of the Prep School into a magical chocolate factory. Classrooms, corridors and even the playground will be adorned with whimsical decorations, bringing the pages of the book to life for students to enjoy.

The celebrations will include making sweet treats, a special orienteering hunt to find the golden goose egg, a chocolate factory escape room activity, and even some Oompa Loompa dancing. In addition, students across the school will dress up as their favourite book characters or authors to celebrate the day.

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