Live Event – Secondary Schools – Suitable for S1-2.
- Wednesday 22nd February
- Time and location tbc. 2 sessions.
Two workshops (year group or class size) Author talk based on Victorias new book ‘War of the Wind’ with discussion activities around positive role models, characters with disabilities and sign language.
There will also be a practical demonstration, and the chance to explore science in action and see how a wind turbine functions through examining a working model, leading to a discussion on green energy and the environment, and a chance to try out some secret code cracking activities.
Victoria Williamson is a children’s author who grew up in Glasgow, Scotland. After studying Physics at the University of Glasgow, she set out on her own real life adventures, which included teaching maths and science in Cameroon, training teachers in Malawi, teaching English in China and working with children with additional support needs in the UK.
A qualified primary school teacher with a degree in Mandarin Chinese from Yunnan University and a Master’s degree in Special Needs in Education, Victoria’s books are often based on the life experiences of the children she has taught, as well as on Scottish history and folk tales. Her debut novel, The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle, is an uplifting tale of friendship between Glaswegian bully Caylin and Syrian refugee Reema was featured on the United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) Outstanding International Book list, and won the Bolton Children’s Book Award 2020/21.
Book an Event – Secondary Schools
Speak to your school librarian to book. We would prefer one return from each school so please advise your school librarian to email your choices. School librarians should email firstname.lastname@example.org giving your schools 1st, 2nd and 3rd ranking as well as confirming where you would host each session. Each school will be provided with at least one session based on their preferences as far as possible. Sessions should take place in the school library where possible.