Archive for April, 2014

Children’s Author – Alan Gibbons

Written by HDHS on . Posted in Parent News, School News, Student News

In April 2014 the school has been fortunate enough to secure the visit of top children’s author Alan Gibbons. He will be speaking to year 9 & 10 pupils. Alan has won many book awards, amongst which are the Blue Peter Award 2000, the Catalyst Award and RED award. He was also shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal in 2001/3 and twice for the Booktrust Teenage Prize. Alan has also appeared on various TV programmes.

Children’s Author – Peter Murray

Written by HDHS on . Posted in Parent News, School News, Student News

Pupils at Harwich & Dovercourt High School were treated to spooky, unusual tales by an award winning children’s author this week. Peter Murray, writer of the Mokee Joe series and Bonebreaker trilogy of books, visited us recently.

The much sought after author spoke to year 7 and 8 students about what inspired him to write and told them about each book and its background, in­cluding how the spectacular cover artwork was designed and commissioned.