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An Author Visit to Swingate

Tola Okogwu, author of Daddy Do My Hair?  Beth's Twists, came to Swingate and read her beautiful new book to Foundation Stage and Year 1.  A group of Year 6 pupils also interviewed Tola to find out about the process of writing as a professional author.  Thank you very much Tola for visiting our school. 

Year 6 interviewed Tola this morning:

This is what it meant to them:

‘Meeting Tola gave me inspiration to be an author.’ Jack

‘It was amazing to be in the presence of someone who has actually had her work published.’ Danny

‘It felt great to meet an author who was inspired by people she knows.’  Jessica

‘I loved meeting Tola because she was very polite and answered our questions in detail.’ Bre

‘I liked being able to have a real life conversation with an author.’ Zach

‘I liked meeting Tola because she answered all the questions in detail.’  Tarys

‘It was such a great experience!’ Ethan

Foundation Stage children meeting the author:

Foundation Stage loved listening to the story:

Some children even had a chance to listen to the story again:


Year 1 loved picking up their hand signed books: