Students attend author visit
A group of students from CTS recently joined other Trust schools at CBA to listen to a talk from renowned author Tom Easton.
A group of students from CTS recently joined other Trust schools at CBA to listen to a talk from renowned author Tom Easton. The fiction author who writers as both Tom and T S Easton (depending on the genre of his novel) gave students an insight into his work.
Tom spoke in particular about his Carnegie nominated book ‘Boys Don’t Knit’ and ‘Girls Can’t Hit’, a funny feminist teen story. He shared his inspiration for writing stories, which break down gender stereotypes. Students were then able to ask Tom any questions they had and get their books signed.
CBA Librarian Christina said ‘Tom’s books are very popular with our students and we have seen an increase in his booking being taken out since the visit. It’s been brilliant having an author come into the Academy with such a positive message of breaking down gender stereotypes. The students all enjoyed the day and got fully involved with the activities.’