Visits by a popular children’s author and a world-renowned linguist created a buzz of excitement among pupils and staff at Pocklington School.
Professor David Crystal OBE delivered a public lecture about the close links between the study of language and appreciation of literature, drawing on a range of examples from well-known literature to illustrate his points.
Classics scholar Caroline Lawrence, whose series of children’s historical novels include the Roman Mysteries books, spoke to Prep School Year 6 pupils and 1st and 2nd Year Senior School pupils about the world her characters inhabit.
Louise Lamb, deputy head of English, said: “We were delighted to welcome David and Hilary Crystal to Pocklington: their energy, enthusiasm and knowledge were inspiring.
“The presence of many other schools across Yorkshire just showed what an important and memorable event this was.”