Author Georgia Byng visits Sherwood Primary School to inspire future writers

Georgia Byng visited School on Friday, January 13th to talk to the pupils about her new book ‘Albi The Glowing Cow Boy’ and explore with them its agricultural and environmental themes. She also gave our children a glimpse into the world of an author, hoping to inspire the children with their reading and writing.

Commenting on the day, Georgia said: “They were so well behaved, lovely children who were really keen and interested in the book, so we had a really great morning, and they all got given a book, which I think's a really special thing. They were all able to go away and read the book, having heard a bit from me about what it took to write it, and what sort of things inspired it, so I hope it really switched them on to the idea that writing isn't something that is just for the hugely intellectual type and actually, if you like telling a story on the playground, maybe you're a writer too. That's the message I take into schools, I try to encourage children to read and write and have faith in their own creative energy.”

‘Albi The Glowing Cow Boy’ follows a young albino calf who, thanks to some magical milk mushrooms, becomes more intelligent and boylike as the book progresses. Throughout the story, he escapes an abattoir and is hunted by the unloved son of the abattoir owner, with both learning much about how the world works and the relationship between humans and animals. We hope the children enjoy the book and we look forward to hearing their reviews.

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