Hathershaw College

Author Bali Rai Visits Hathershaw

Author Bali Rai Visits Hathershaw


On Monday 21st March 2016, the Author Bali Rai came into The Hathershaw College for the day to work with students in Year 8.  Three sessions were held over the course of the school day where students got the chance to speak to Bali about his books and being an author, as well as writing their own short stories, guided by Bali where he gave them tips and tricks to help them on their way.

Bali Rai is the author of lots of children’s books including the award winning Web of DarknessThe Gun and Game On. In 2010, his book Rani & Sukh became a set-text at GCSE, with thousands of children across the UK studying it in great detail.

This is not the first time Bali has been to our school, having visited us in April 2014, and is the most recent in a long line of authors who have made appearances in the past including Cathy Macphail, Joe Craig and Ali Sparkes.  The Authors aim to inspire a new generation of writers and help improve reading and writing throughout the school with their workshops, supporting our Literacy work within school.

More information about Bali Rai can be found on his website www.balirai.co.uk and you can also view our pictures from his visit, above.