Peter Murray Meets Year 7

Published 20 March 2023

Following on from World Book Day, last week we were delighted to welcome our Patron of Reading, Peter J Murray, back into school to meet our current Year 7s. The author’s ‘Mokee Joe’ book series has been captivating students for nearly 20 years.

Sharing stories from his upbringing in South Yorkshire and from his travels, Peter entertained the students with the inspirations behind his writing, such as darker elements of nursery rhymes.Following Peter’s talk, students were able to purchase their own copies of his books and a few lucky students also enjoyed a workshop with Peter, in which they worked on their own creative writing skills. Some of our students also chose to fashion their own ‘space bun’ hair style inspired by Molly – one of the characters from Peter’s books! Thank you Peter and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.