11 October 2023

We were delighted to welcome children's author, Anna James, to Birkenhead School recently. Anna is the author of the children's book series 'Pages & Co' which follows the magical, book wandering adventures of Tilly.

Anna delivered an exciting and engaging talk, during which children in Years 5 and 6, enjoyed being taken on a journey around the world and making up their own stories - which much fun and amusement! Anna spoke to the children about how she draws inspiration for her stories from her travels around the globe and shared photos of her travels as well as interesting facts including:

  • did you know that the Tikkurila Library has a karaoke booth installed 
  • the smallest book 'Old King Cole' measures just 1/25"x1/25" and can be found in the Library of Congress, located in Washington, US
  • the Osmotheque in Versailles (France) is the world's largest scent archive
She encouraged the children to be like magpies and always be on the look out for the 'hidden stories' as they may be hiding anywhere and everywhere and finished the talk by saying to the children that 'Imagination is Magic'.

A truly uplifting and inspiring talk with lots of laughter, and we would like to thank Linghams Booksellers in Heswall for inviting Anna to the School.
Anna is the latest speaker in the School's #nspiringTalksSeries. If you would like to find out more about these and the wide range of other opportunities on offer for our younger children, we have Open Events taking place during November and Taster Days between December and February. Further information and details can be found online here.