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Author Visit - Cathy Cassidy

On Tuesday 4 July, we were delighted to host a visit at The MFG with popular children’s author, the amazing Cathy Cassidy.

Cathy talked to students about her previous sell-out series of 'The Chocolate Box' and her thrilling new book 'Love from Lexie'. The audience were invited to ask questions but Cathy kept us in suspense as she wouldn’t reveal what happens to mum…you will have to read the book to find out!!

 The presentation was a great success and the students all enjoyed the experience. Throughout the presentation Cathy inspired students to write their own books, giving hints and tips on how to get started and how to create your characters and make mood boards. Students were engaged and motivated throughout, especially when Cathy talked about daydreaming tips!

 All the new Year 8 and 9 girls were invited to the presentation along with some super fans from Year 10 and 11. We were also happy to welcome some of Cathy's fan club from Marsden Junior School.

All students who attended the presentation and all Year 6 students visiting on transition from local primary schools were then invited to a one to one book personal signing session with Cathy Cassidy herself!

Despite signing all the books for the huge queues around the sports hall, Cathy said she really enjoyed this session and always enjoys looking for inspiration for new ideas from observing people around her.

The finale then came making a dream come true for our very own ‘Lexi’ - Alexandra in Year 8 who was invited to end the day with a private interview with her idol Cathy Cassidy. Alexandra had prepared some great questions and Cathy was delighted to give more insight into her books and inspiration for writing.


The students have been challenged to write their very own letter to enter into a competition and also to post their own messages on Cathy’s Dream Catcher blog.

We also have a group of students who have begun writing their own books and creating their own character mood boards to get their ideas flowing! Watch out for new instalments on the LRC section of the website!

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