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Local Author Encourages Emerging Young Writers

Cathe Howe, Local Leatherhead Author Talking to Prep Girls

Manor House School welcomed local author, Cath Howe, for their delayed World Book Day this week. The writer ran a series of creative writing workshops throughout the day following an introductory assembly.

Manor House School's delayed World Book Day celebrations took place on Monday across Preparatory and Senior classes. Pupils and staff alike arrived at school in many fabulous ‘book character’ costumes and props for the World Book Day assembly.

We were delighted to welcome local author, Cath Howe, to Manor House. She explained to pupils how her role as a Drama and English teacher evolved into becoming a writer. Cath is also Writer in Residence at Kingston University Writing School as well as a working writer in primary and preparatory schools, devising workshops using creative writing and drama.  

Cath went on to run three very successful workshops throughout the course of the day; ‘Creating the Rainbow’ to Early Years and Lower Prep, ‘The Highwayman’ to Key Stage 2 and ‘Creating a Character and Theme’ for creative writing to Key Stage 3.  The girls were all fully engaged and very responsive to the activities, gaining much enjoyment from them, in addition to learning about creative writing tips for future application in English.

There were prizes for the ‘Design a Bookmark’ competition and the library’s most popular and busiest books were revealed!  Staff submitted book reviews to the English Department and nominated their favourite books for consideration by colleagues. 



14th March 2018 by Manor House School