Talking books

Artemis Fowl author, Eoin Colfer, visits Birkenhead High School Academy

There was immense excitement at Birkenhead High School Academy when world-renowned author, Eoin Colfer, visited the Wirral school. Colfer had Year 5-8 students from BHSA and neighbouring schools, Townfield, The Birkenhead Park School, Bidston Avenue and Belvedere Academy, all in stitches as he recounted anecdotes from his Seventies childhood in Ireland. Students were particularly intrigued by what it was like to grow up in a world without a remote control.

Colfer, who visited the school in partnership with Linghams booksellers, also explained how he gathers inspiration for his Artemis Fowl series, which is now being made into a series of films by Walt Disney.  He also gave students encouraging tips for their own creative writing. It was a very special morning for BHSA.