Year 4 author visit - 10th June

14th June 2019
Year 4 were very lucky to be invited to Hexham Middle School to meet the children’s author Lauren St. John. She talked about how she grew up surrounded by horses, cats, dogs and a pet giraffe on a farm and game reserve in Zimbabwe. Lauren explained that she got a lot of her inspiration for writing her books from spending a lot of her time being with wild animals.
We also learned about the Born Free Foundation where Lauren is an Ambassador and she also talked to us about the Authors4Oceans project, which she set up. When she is not writing books she spends her time rescuing leopards and dolphins and other animals. Lauren has a Bengal cat called Max.
After we listened to the talk we had the opportunity to buy Lauren’s latest book and get it signed! We had a great morning.