1 Nore Trip to Naas Library

Courtesy of Kildare Library Service 1 Nore and Mrs Barrett have had two wonderful library outings.

Today we met Dave Rudden, author of Knights of the Borrowed Dark and  The Forever Court. His fantasy tales appeal to boys and girls alike. Dave, in his own witty and dramatic way inspired the students to write their own stories. Half of the class are cutting their teeth on The Forever Court at the moment.

This group were also lucky enough to do a question and answer session with award winning author Jane Mitchell in Naas Library on October 20th. She discussed her most recent novel A Dangerous Crossing. This is the story about a 13 year old Kurdish boy who has to flee his home in Syria.

The meet and greet experience opened up a whole new genre of books for the students. Many of the class said they would never have picked these types of book off the shelf if they saw them in a shop. Despite this, almost half of the class are going back to read Chalkline, also by Jane Mitchell.  Chalkline is the story of a boy whose village is raided by Kashmiri Freedom Fighters who are looking for new recruits.

I can’t wait to read the Rudden inspired essays that arrive on my desk tomorrow….