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Illustrator, Martin Brown, to Visit Stromness Academy

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Last term, we successfully applied to the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour (Scottish Book Trust) to have illustrator, Martin Brown visit the school. He is most well known for illustrating the Horrible Histories series of books published by Scholastic.

S2 and S2 pupils will be participating and we will also be welcoming P5,6 & 7 pupils from Stromness Primary school.

He will be visiting on Monday 11th May. The event will be held in the theatre during Periods 6 and 7.

From the Scottish Book Trust website (with permission) :

In May 2015 the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour will be visiting Primary and Secondary Schools in Orkney and Shetland with the brilliant Martin Brown!

Best known as the illustrator for the hugely popular Horrible Histories series, Martin’s drawings have brought the foul facts and nasty nuggets of history to life for millions of children.

As well as sharing wicked, weird and wonderful tales from history, Martin will talk to your pupils about how an illustration for a Horrible Histories book happens – from author’s text, to ideas, through looking at references to the finished drawing – before encouraging your pupils to create drawings of their own. Guaranteed to be lots of fun and to leave your pupils itching to draw more, this is a fantastic opportunity for your pupils to meet the illustrator of one of the best loved series in (horrible) history!

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