Author Jonathan Stroud Inspires with Chilling Creative Writing Workshop

Beechwood Park | 22 Nov 2018 | Featured Story
Last week, Beechwood Park’s very own Patron of Reading; renowned children's author Jonathan Stroud, visited the School to lead a creative writing workshop for Years 3 and 4.
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A Gibbering Mist* descended on the atmospheric Library as Jonathan inspired the children to write their own suspense and spooky stories using effective descriptive writing. Then, with a palpable chill in the air, the children recounted their fearsome stories to an eager audience!

The children were fascinated to learn that Jonathan wrote his first detective book when he was only seven years old and that he has now published nearly 30 books, one of which 'The Empty Grave' has recently been nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2019. What fantastic inspiration - I think we may have some budding authors in our midst!

Following the event, Jonathan commented; "As always, the pupils were a delight – and they produced some terrific work. I’m very grateful to Librarians Ms Green and Mrs Messent for organising everything so perfectly. It has been a privilege to be Beechwood’s Reading Patron this year".

We have been very fortunate that Jonathan has shared so much of his experience and insight with us.

Mrs Wilkins
Head of English

Gibbering Mist* A weak, insubstantial Type One ghost, notable for its deranged and repetitive chuckling, which always sounds as if it's coming from behind you.



About Beechwood Park

Beechwood Park is an IAPS day and weekly boarding school for boys and girls aged 3 to 13 in Hertfordshire including an on-site Nursery; Woodlands Nursery which welcomes children from 3 years.

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