Award-winning author entertains Perse Prep pupils with animal anecdotes
11 Mar 2019
Award-winning and Sunday Times best-selling author Megan Rix gave a fascinating talk to The Perse Prep about her animal books to celebrate World Book Day.
The talk gave children interesting insights into the historical context of her books such as The Great Escape, The Bomber Dog and A Soldier’s Friend. Fabulous footage of parachute dogs was particularly well received by the audience. Megan Rix gave entertaining anecdotes about training her own dogs to become assistant dogs and showed the children photos of dogs posting letters, helping in the supermarket and at railway stations.
Megan Rix explained her writing process and emphasised the importance of subject and location research. She gave the children invaluable advice to help them with their own writing, such as reading extensively, keeping a journal and entering writing competitions.
Year 5 took part in an inspiring workshop during which they were given the opportunity to write their own animal tales. The presence of Megan Rix’s gorgeous golden retrievers inspired the budding authors to create convincing descriptions of animals in their work.