Saturday, 18 August 2018

Pupils quiz War Horse author

Author Michael Morpurgo visited Checkendon Primary School last Friday (4) after pupils won the chance to quiz him on his career.

The War Horse writer was at the school in Main Street after the school won the “Morpurgo Month” a competition launched in January to celebrate the author’s 70th birthday.

Nine children in the Michael Morpurgo book club at the school spent four months putting together a portfolio of photos, reviews and drawings celebrating more than 30 of Morpurgo’s best known works.

Morpurgo spoke to staff and pupils and answered questions on his childhood, favourite works and the writers who inspired him, including his mother and former neighbour Ted Hughes.

He also read out his short story “All I Said Was”, which tells the tale of a boy and a bird who trade places.

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