On Thursday 17th March, Year 2 enjoyed a virtual visit from children’s author Jess Butterworth whose book “The Adventure Club: Red Panda Rescue” they are reading next term. Jess discussed the inspiration for her animal adventure stories and how these are inspired by the things she loves and cares for as well as her own experiences and memories including being bitten by a venomous snake in Australia and her grandmother rescuing a baby kangaroo.
She also described the research she did to write her stories including visiting red pandas in a zoo and finding porcupine spines.
Jess talked the children through the planning stages of a story and challenged the children to think up their own adventure stories. The children were very keen to share their ideas and came up with some descriptive and imaginative ideas such as riding to Mount Everest on a snow leopard to search of wild animals.