10 May Author Stephen Kelman visits JRCS
The Author of Pigeon English
Last Thursday we hosted a visit from Stephen Kelman, the author of Pigeon English, who ran Q&A sessions with Years 9-11 about his novel. Students start studying Pigeon English in Year 9 in preparation for the GCSE English Literature exam they take at the end of Year 11, so this visit was extremely helpful for students who are working hard to revise for it at the moment.
Students spent time in their English lessons writing questions for Mr Kelman that were then put to him by our student panels. Kelman was able to provide new insights to the novel and told us about his journey to becoming a writer. He was very impressed by the quality of the questions he was asked and stayed behind at the end to talk to students, sign copies of their novels and pose for photos.
It’s very rare that students have the chance to pose questions to the authors they study at GCSE so this was a fantastic opportunity to get involved in.
Thank you to all staff who supervised and students who were involved in the sessions – we hope they have been valuable in your study of the novel.
Head of English (KS3)