It is always a joy to be asked to visit schools, either to discuss my books, read for pupils or to provide creative writing workshops.
To be asked back year after year and help year 8 pupils to prepare for their first written work is an absolute honour.
I spent the 6th and 7th of October this year back in St Louis Grammar in Ballymena among some old and new faces. We played games, laughed lots and worked our way through the 'How To's' of essay writing. There was even time at the very end of the last class for a 'selfie'.
Thank you so much, folks. I hope to see you all again next year :)
‘I found everything about the workshop enjoyable. I’m obsessed with books and meeting authors makes my heart and brain do somersaults! Ashley was really fun and interesting.’
(Lana 8 Lismoyle)
‘I thought Ashley McCook made the workshop really enjoyable, especially through the games she played with us. Her personality made it so much fun!’
(Cora 8 Laragh)
‘The games we played were so enjoyable. They were with story blocks and Ashley was very nice.’
(Clodagh 8 Lismoyle)
‘The creative writing workshop really helped me prepare for my CM task as Ashley McCook gave us lots of pointers on how to improve creative writing and told us how enjoyable reading can be’.
(Neve 8 Laragh)