Hathershaw College

Author Ali Sparkes Returns

Author Ali Sparkes Returns to Hathershaw


In May last year, Ali Sparkes visited some of our year 8 classes in the school, and she had so much fun that she has agreed to a return visit on November 10th 2015!

Ali will be working with our Key Stage 3 students and talking to them about her books, inspiration for their own writing and also enthusing them about the joy of reading. This will support the literacy work that we do in school and we hope it will prove a stimulating experience for all involved.

Ali Sparkes is the author of lots of children’s books including the award winning Frozen in Time, and the Monster Makers, Shapeshifter and S.W.I.T.C.H. series. Her debut book The Shapeshifter: Finding the Fox was nominated for the 2007 Bolton Children's Book Award. She has also won two Blue Peter awards: "Book I Couldn't Put Down" and "Book Of The Year", for her book Frozen in Time.

We are sure you will agree that this is an opportunity not to be missed and the students can look forward to a very exciting day. More information about Ali Sparkes can be found on her website www.alisparkes.com and you can also view our pictures from last years' event, below.