On Tuesday 7th November 2023, Year 5 were invited to Kingsdown School to take part in a workshop run by the author Gareth P Jones.

Gareth P Jones is a children's author, performer and composer. He wrote The Thonrthwaite Inheritance, which was a Blue Peter Award winning book. He has written various series fiction including Dragon Detective, Ninja Meerkats, Steampunk Pirates, Pet Defenders & Solve Your Own Mystery. His picture books include Rabunzel, CinderGorilla, Snowy White, The Lion on the Bus, Are You The Pirate Captain & The Dinosaurs are Having a Party.


The children really embraced the opportunity to ask questions about how his career began, where he got the ideas for his books and what achievements he had had during his time as an author.

Gareth had the children sharing ideas for sequels to his novels, making inferences based on his picture books and even joining in with songs inspired by his books.

We would like to thank Kingsdown School for inviting us to take part in this event.

Kind Regards,

Jen Pound