Author Stewart Foster heads out on the road to talk to schoolchildren

Stewart Foster at the school with pupils Larissa Vaughan-Carpenter 11, Max Pendleton 12, Mya Flint 11 and Max Davidson''''Picture : Habibur Rahman (171602-449)
Stewart Foster at the school with pupils Larissa Vaughan-Carpenter 11, Max Pendleton 12, Mya Flint 11 and Max Davidson''''Picture : Habibur Rahman (171602-449)
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Students at St John’s College were joined by the multi-award winning writer Stewart Foster when he visited the school this week.

School children from Years 6, 7 and 8, from the day and boarding school in Southsea, were encouraged to ask the author questions about his book, the writing process and how he got into writing.

Stewart read chapters from his latest book – All the Things That Could Go Wrong – which tackles the issue of bullying, and asked students how it made them feel.

After the Q&A session, students were invited to get hold of their own signed copies.

Stewart said: ‘It’s so important that children still pick up a book and read something they enjoy.

‘I hope that sessions like these will inspire children to read something new, it’s great to see them care about what I am writing about and see their enthusiasm to pick up a pen and start writing their own adventures.’