Award Winning Author Ben Davis Visits Princethorpe College
Princethorpe College welcomed a special guest on Monday 15 January when award-winning author Ben Davis visited the school.
Ben spent the day at Princethorpe hosting three creative writing workshops with Year 8 pupils.
The workshops began with Ben reading extracts from his books including My Dad is Definitely not a Crime Lord and My Brilliant Plan to Fix Everything. Pupils then focused on creating their own short stories using his methodology for creative writing. It included writing a plan before beginning their story and then focusing on bringing their stories to life by using visually descriptive language. Year 8 engaged enthusiastically with the former stand up comedian’s humour led approach with a number enjoying reading out their written work at the end of the workshop.
After the workshop there was also time for a question-and-answer session and for a book signing.
Nicola Treadwell, College Librarian, said:
“It was a real pleasure to welcome Ben to Princethorpe. His books are appealing and engaging, and their humour ensures that they are always popular with our pupils. The workshop was great fun and Year 8 produced some fabulous creative writing under his guidance. I have come across Ben’s books before and I know that his books are fantastic for all sorts of readers. I was delighted when he agreed to visit the school.!”
Huge thanks to Ben Davis for visiting Princethorpe College and inspiring the next generation of successful writers and maybe even a future author or two.
All of Ben's books are available for pupils to borrow from the school library.