The King Fahad Academy was delighted to welcome renowned children’s author, Gareth P. Jones, on Tuesday 4th February. Gareth P. Jones is a winner of the Blue Peter Book Award, and a talented minstrel who uses the piano and the banjo as tools of storytelling. Similar to Primary our grades 6, 7 and 8 enjoyed Gareth’s lively interactive performances, which combined storytelling with irreverent humour, unbridled energy and original songs inspired by his books. Gareth answered students’ questions and offered advice on what it takes to be a good writer, concluding with the inspirational statement that anyone can be a writer – all you need is an idea. At the end of the day, students had the opportunity to individually meet the author, purchase his books, and get their copies signed and personally dedicated. The visit inspired our students to write their own stories on topics as varied as death and ice-cream! We thank Ms Nadia for organising this fantastic event.
Head of English