Children across Years 5-8 were captivated and thrilled by the presentations delivered by the visiting author Peter J Murray this week on 26 - 28 September 2016. His engaging presentations, delivered separately to both Key Stage 2 and 3, were very exciting and entertaining. He spoke of his childhood, where he takes inspiration from for novel-writing and even shared with us some extracts from his best-selling novels. Afterwards, pupils were keen to purchase novels and get them signed by the author himself!

Over three days, Pete presented to all 420 pupils in the school and sold over 300 novels: a sure sign that reading is very important to the pupils at HMS! Our thanks go to the PTA for funding his visit. We look forward to welcoming him again next year.

Interested in learning more about Pete and his novels? Visit his website: He'd love to hear from HMS pupils and get some reviews on his books when you've finished reading them! He even promised to respond personally to any messages received via the website. Get reviewing!

Click on the thumbnails below to see more pictures of Pete's visit: