Newbury Park pupils help Jimmy Coates writer Joe Craig come up with new story
PUBLISHED: 14:57 24 June 2013 | UPDATED: 14:57 24 June 2013
An author had students “rolling in the aisles” during a talk about his latest book in which a young boy discovers he is part robot.
Joe Craig, author of Jimmy Coates: Killer, spoke to more than 200 Year 8 students at Oaks Park High School, Oaks Lane, Newbury Park on Friday.
He told the students about how he became a writer and his initial inspiration for his book.
Linda Hayes, librarian at the school, said: “He had them on the edge of their seats. He was so funny he could have been a stand-up comedian. He had them rolling in the aisles.”
During the talk to 240 pupils he asked them questions and used their answers to weave the plot for a story.
Mrs Hayes added: “He had kids throwing ideas at him and embroidered a whole story. He did it at such a fast pace he was amazing.”