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Year 7 students were treated to a fascinating hour hearing all about Plymouth author Andrew Beasley's latest book Carnival of Monsters.


Andrew Beasley has been a regular visitor to Stoke Damerel and came to talk about his book which is the latest in his SCREAM (Supernatural Crimes, Rescues, Emergencies And Mysteries) series.

"The Year 7 students were so excited about Andrew's visit," said Mrs Wrennall, college librarian.

"Many of the students have read the Battles of Ben Kingdom series of books  and the Mummy’s Revenge - the first book in his new SCREAM series.”

Assistant Leaning Manager Mr Axworthy helped to introduce Andrew’s new book by taking part in a small sketch taken from the first chapter.

The students became transfixed as Mr Axworthy acted out the part of one of the characters Arthur Smallbone.

"He held everyone’s attention with a convincing performance of a small boy fleeing a snarling beast hidden in the shadows of a dark forest," explanied Mrs Wrennall.

"Andrew was fascinated as he saw the first few pages of his book brought to life before his eyes and said that it was 'a great introduction that fitted in perfectly with his chosen reading'.”

Andrew also spoke to Year 7 about having the courage to follow their dreams and not to give up when things get difficult.

Jakub and Xav were the winners of the best question competition asking Andrew about his passion for writing.


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