22nd November 2017
On Wednesday 22nd November 2017 a group of year 7 students attended the latest Doncaster Book Award event,an author visit, at Armthorpe Academy .
The guest speaker was the award winning and highly acclaimed young adult and children's author Anthony McGowan.
In 2006 he won the "Booktrust" Teenage Prize with his children's novel, "Henry Tumour". In 2012 he went on to receive the "Leicester, Our Best Book Award" with "Donut Diaries". His latest children's book for 2017 is titled, "I Killed Father Christmas".
Anthony talked about his trilogy, Brock, Pike and Rock and read extracts from Brock to enthral out students.
Anthony was very accommodating at giving his time to talk, sign books and have photographs taken.
In addition to promoting reading and literacy our students thoroughly enjoyed themselves.