The talk was interspersed with three book related quizzes, which were all won by Marr pupils. Well done to the winners, one being so fast Miss Owens hadn’t even finished reading the riddle on the screen! Claire was happy to sign books and chat about writing with pupils after the talk, giving some personalised advice to our budding writers. Miss Owens would like to thank South Ayrshire public libraries for organising and hosting this event and for inviting pupils from Marr along.
The pupils really enjoyed the afternoon and had this to say:
“Great, entertaining experience. I loved every second of it!”
“It was very inspiring to listen to someone local talk about how she has become successful.”
“A great trip, learnt loads”
“One word – in capitals: AWESOME!”
“Interesting hearing about the process of publishing” #myinspo!
“A fun afternoon and time well spent. I love Claire”
“Had a great time, was fun to meet Claire and enjoyed listening to her stories and novels”
On the Day
On World Book Day itself, Thursday 3rd March, the winner was announced at a special Book Bonanza in the library. Pupils and staff competed in a big book quiz, the library was buzzing with chatter about books and 5 pupils won a goodie bag from a prize draw. Overall Wold Book Day was a fantastic celebration of books at Marr College and the decorated doors with stay for a few weeks yet, continuing the book chatter.