College receives visit from award-winning author

Author Annabel Pitcher with Woldgate College pupils.
Author Annabel Pitcher with Woldgate College pupils.

An award-winning author paid a visit to Pocklington’s Woldgate College to talk to pupils about her new novel.

Annabel Pitcher spoke to youngsters in Years 7 and 9 and to the school’s Book Group about her second book ‘Ketchup Clouds’, a story about teenage love, guilt and murder.

The novel has already won the Waterstone’s Children’s Book of the Year award, with Annabel scooping £5,000 in prize money.

Paula Horner, from the school’s English department, said: “She told the pupils of her inspirations, her life and thoroughly entertained the pupils with witty stories about her childhood.

“Pupils had the opportunity to talk to Annabel at the end of the session and they did us proud with some excellent, well thought out questions.”

Annabel is the latest of several authors to have made a visit to the school over the last two years.

Mrs Horner added: “The college believes it is a powerful addition to the curriculum and the visits have inspired many pupils and staff to start writing their own blockbuster novels, watch this space!”