Author teaches children some story-telling skills
Former pupil now writes magical tales of trolls and Vikings
Mythical tales of Vikings, trolls and magic were told as young writers met an Ashford author in their school to inspire their writing.
Children from Willesborough Junior School met Oskar Jensen, a former Norton Knatchbull pupil, who held workshops and readings with them.
Deputy head Ruth Runciman said: “It’s quite key, I think, because part of the reason was we wanted to inspire the children that pupils that had gone to locals schools had ended up doing exciting things.
“He did a general talk about his books and how he became a writer and did workshops about developing characters.
“The kids really, really enjoyed it and the children could buy and get them signed which was quite exciting for them.”
Oskar, who is also a post doctoral researcher at King’s College, London, has published two books so far aimed at older primary school and young second- ary school children. His first two books called The Stones Of Winter and The Wild Hunt are part of a trilogy, with the third story in the pipeline. Mrs Runciman added: “It’s based on stories his grandfather told him when he was young about Viking mythol- ogy. It’s really good to have somebody come and inspire them about writing and look to their futures.”
Ashford author Oskar Jensen with pupils at Willesborough Junior School