Dan Smith, children’s author, came to HMS yesterday to present to all of Key Stage 3. The engaging and interesting presentation covered why Dan was inspired to become an author, his upbringing, his adventures at boarding school and also his time spent living in rural locations abroad. He opened a very popular pop-up bookshop afterwards which was attended by over 50 pupils who had novels signed and who met and chatted to the author. Hopefully Dan will come back for another visit again soon! Our thanks go to the PTA for funding the cost of his presentation and also to Forum Books who provided novels for the bookshop.