Year 7 Author Visit
In October we were visited by award winning author and Everest summiteer Matt Dickinson. Matt asked for a pair of mountain boots for his tenth birthday and has never looked back! In his thrilling presentation to Y7 he introduced us to his life of adventure as an award winning Director/Cameraman for National Geographic TV, Discovery Channel and the BBC. He has filmed on Everest’s Summit, in Antarctica, Greenland, Alaska and on top of the highest live volcano in the world.
It was a breath-taking audio visual tour of discovery to lands of ice and fire.
Matt’s books for children and teens include the Carnegie-nominated The Everest Files trilogy and many more.
After the presentation two nominated groups of Y7’s benefited from writing workshops in the Li-brary, a fantastic day enjoyed by all who attended.
Mrs Clark – Librarian
When students were saying that an author had come in to school I was so excited about it. Miss Horwood said that I needed to go to the library and I was so curious why I needed to go but by the time I got in the room I was amazed from what I saw. The Author, Matt Dickinson was there and I was ready to learn. He told us about when he went up Everest. It started off with his friend and him walking up Everest and his friend nearly died because there was not enough oxygen on Everest. The way that he was telling the story made you want to hear more and more. Then he made us do our own real life story, mine started like this: One day I woke up, got dressed and went downstairs to see how my parrots were. If it is a good day I take them outside so I looked out of the window to see it was a great day. I took Beauty [the girl parrot] out to the aviary but I didn’t close the door behind me and when I let go of her foot to get into the aviary she flew out of the door. I know that she is happier now than she was with me and I am happy about that. Another student wrote about her loving music. It was such a great lesson now I can’t wait to finish his book. I am looking forward to another author coming in to tell us more stories about their life.
Thank you for reading my comments.
By Sotia Z Year 7