Local MP Caroline Dinenage joined the budding new authors of St Mary’s Catholic School for their book launch.
The children have recently written and published Perseus and the Gorgon’s Head, a brand new take on the classical tale. The book, which is structured like a game, takes the reader on a fascinating journey through multiple versions of the story of the young hero and Medusa, whose snake hair turned people into stone.
Caroline was delighted to help the children celebrate their literary success at the launch. She said:
“I was hugely impressed by the imagination and creativity of these young authors. The quality of the writing had me gripped, and I certainly hope there is a sequel!”
At the launch the children made presentations, acted out scenes from the story, and signed copies of the book. They also showed the plastic stop-motion animation film that accompanies their story.
Teacher Jonathan Pearce, who initiated the project, said: “I wanted to give the pupils a purpose to write because I want to help them all become better writers. The quality of work shines through in the book. It’s a fantastic achievement.”