On the 20th November 2018, 4 students from Carlton Road Academy (from the year groups of year 5 and 6) were specially picked to the meet the author, G.P. Tayler, at Pioneers school. The day began when the 4 pupils where brought to the schools minivan and then taken to the Pioneers school. They put their coats and lunches into little lockers attached to the class room they brought in. After a while waiting for fellow schools who also had this opportunity, Tayler, who introduced himself as Greyson, began the first activity. The day began with stories which shared laughs throughout the room. He asked questions about fears and why closest are scary. But half way through his stories he said, you are actually learning. The morning was done and the children where brought outside for 5 minutes, though it was cold and most of the children stayed together. They were then brought inside to continue with the story sharing. Soon it was time for their lunch, they got the chance to buy one of his books, and get a signature from him in it. After lunch they wrote a character card (describing a character or person and used to help with writing) and they got challenged to use their character card in the beginning of a story. They talked about Describing character and even they got asked questions about settings, by given different moods etc. They ended the day with a scary story, about a big black dog… with red eyes who was told to be the murderer of person named Marys grandmother. After the story the 4 went back to school just a few minutes before the end of the day.
Written By one of the students