Mark Walden Visits Year 4
We kicked off the week on a high note as our Year 4 children were treated to an inspiring author talk. NHP was thrilled to welcome Mark Walden, a highly recommended author from the library network. Mark’s passion for igniting the love for reading in children, especially in boys aged nine and above, was evident in his engaging session.
Mark didn’t rely on props or PowerPoint presentations; instead, he skillfully transported the children into the captivating world of H.I.V.E with his words alone. His enthusiasm was contagious, and he had everyone on the edge of their seats, brimming with questions and imaginative ideas. The discussion he facilitated was brilliant as the students shared their favourite villains, dissecting why they thought these characters were villains in the first place.
But the real magic happened when Mark read a passage from the first book of the H.I.V.E series. The room was filled with laughter, but more impressively, every child was hanging on to every word, absorbed in the tale. Mark also generously shared his insights into his writing process, his sources of inspiration, and offered a glimpse into some of his other literary works, such as Earthfall. Our Year 4 children had the opportunity to ask some fantastic questions, making the session even more enriching.
The author talk with Mark Walden was a great experience for Year 4, and it reinforced the power of storytelling and the joy of reading. We’re excited to see how this inspiring encounter will spark their imaginations and passion for books going forward.