Kirknewton Primary School

Primary 7 Welcome Author Lindsay Littleson


On Tuesday of this week, Primary 7 were very excited to have a visit from Scottish author, Lindsay Littleson.  As we are currently reading Lindsay’s book “Guardian of the Wild Unicorns” in class for our book study, we were delighted that she took the time to come and visit us.  Our day started with an assembly for Primary 4 – P7, where Lindsay told us some fascinating stories about her early life and her journey to becoming a life long reader.  Lindsay’s journey to becoming an author was far from easy and we were impressed by the resilience that she has shown to become the author that she is today.  The children were fascinated and the Q&A session at the end could have gone on much longer.  Of particular interest was where Lindsay gets her inspiration from, and the way that she conducts her research for her novels.

After break, Lindsay came to conduct a creative writing workshop with P7.  She helped us develop a bank of creative ideas and encourage us to use strong adjectives in our writing about a mythical creature of our own creation.  After a busy morning, she was kind enough to give us an interview which we will share with the school in our first Kirkie Catch Up news bulletin.

” I really liked Lindsay helping us with our imaginative writing and adding in more descriptive words.” James I.

“I liked how Lindsay shared her knowledge with us, and also the way that her journey to becoming an author wasn’t smooth.  She explained that she had not been very resilient to start with but that this grew and helped her to become a writer.” Hazel

“I thought it was really nice that Lindsay came to visit.  She was great at teaching us how to start writing.”  Adam

We have been very inspired by Lindsay’s visit, and using the plan that she helped us to create on Tuesday, we have gone on to write some fantastic myths.  Prepare to be entertained, frightened and thrilled at Meet the Teacher!


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