Worksop: Author of TimeRiders Alex Scarrow visits Outwood Academy Valley

Best-selling author Alex Scarrow was a guest of honour at Outwood Academy Valley earlier this month.

By Guardian Reporter
Thursday, 26th March 2015, 11:14 am
Alex Scarrow, author of Time Riders visits Outwood Academy Valley for a number of reading workshops. Pictured here with students l-r Abigail Short 12, Katie Holloway 11, Jack Yates 12 and Niall Goy 12.
Alex Scarrow, author of Time Riders visits Outwood Academy Valley for a number of reading workshops. Pictured here with students l-r Abigail Short 12, Katie Holloway 11, Jack Yates 12 and Niall Goy 12.

The author of the TimeRiders series was invited into the school in Worksop to run two writing workshops for Year 7 and Year 8 pupils.

He entertained and provided valuable tips and advice on how to become a creative author in celebration of World Book Day.

Alex awarded a copy of his signed book to each student who had been taking part in the Accelerated Reader Programme for various awards such as the Most Constant Reader, Quizmasters and Most Improved. Kindles were also awarded to those students who had read one million words and there was a Literacy Award for those who achieved 100 per cent in correctly spelling 30 commonly misspelt words.

Alex Scarrow, author of Time Riders visits Outwood Academy Valley for a number of reading workshops. Pictured here with student Christine Mead 11.

TimeRiders is a series of teen science fiction novels