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Harleen quizzes author Chris Higgins

Year 8 student's letter to her favourite author gets answers and a visit

 Harlleen in the LibraryAn English project for Year 8 students will result in a visit from author Chris Higgins to tell students more about her inspiration to write and how she plans the writing of her books.

Students were tasked with finding out more about a favourite book or author and Harleen Sekhon (pictured right) chose to write to Chris Higgins about her book Would you Rather?  Harleen had really enjoyed this book and asked the author about elements of the book as well as more general questions about her passion for writing and what inspired Would you Rather?  Harleen also suggested a plot for a new Chris Higgins’ book featuring her “other passion” – dogs, she is also passionate about reading and writing!

Harleen invited Chris to visit Heston Community School and Chris replied: “Thank you for your brilliant and very complimentary email. I’m so glad you enjoyed Would you Rather? – I’d love to visit your school…”

Ms Seema Gobindram, Curriculum Leader for English and Harleen’s English Teacher, said: “Students were excited to have the opportunity to write to their favourite author and even more excited when the first response was received! I am really proud of Harleen and all of 8Y!”