Karen McCombie, renowned author of 80 Young Adult books, visited Cardinal Newman Catholic School this week. She presented and met with Year 7 students as part of the school’s reading programme.
Karen McCombie is the author of the series Stella Etc., Ally’s World, Indie Kidd, Sadie Rocks, and You, Me and Thing. The school library won the author visit through an #authorsforgrenfell campaign which is raising money for those devastated by the Grenfell Tower tragedy. The librarians submitted a silent bid which won. They also raised further funds for the Grenfell Tower Trust by holding a more informal session with Karen McCombie which had a ticket charge.
Louise Gladwin, School Librarian, said “We are so excited to have won! This was a fantastic opportunity for our students which gave them the opportunity to meet a really inspirational writer of fiction. Karen was funny and engaging and our students thoroughly enjoyed her session.”