• Friday 26th April
  • Schools Attending: Arkleston Primary P6,  Gallowhill Primary P6,  Heriot Primary P6,  St Catherine’s Primary P6
  • Venues: Paisley Town Hall & Foxbar Library

Scotland’s Royal Past: A Different Perspective!

Barbara Henderson returns to Paisley Book Festival with her new book, The Boy, the Witch and the Queen of Scots, told from the perspective of a young falconer boy. Interactive drama and games as well as readings from the novel will see pupils explore the time of Mary Queen of Scots, as well as Paisley’s own royal connection with the Stewarts in King Robert II. The session will equip children to create their own piece of writing from an unusual perspective, with a resource for schools to take away and use.

Barbara Henderson is the award-winning author of eleven books. Her historical fiction is widely studied in Scottish schools and has won several prizes, including two Young Quills Awards from the Historical Association. She has just completed a year as Forth Bridge Writer in Residence. Barbara is based in Inverness where she still teaches Drama in a primary school, but she loves to travel to spread the story-love and get young people on their feet!



Teaching resources

Contact the Paisley Book Festival School Programme Committee at pbfschools@renfrewshire.gov.uk for further information.