Robin Stevens spoke to students as part of our World Book Day activities during remote learning. Robin talked about her books, and in particular, the final book in the series, Death Sets Sail, as well as sharing where she gets her inspiration from and her writing process.
To celebrate World Book Day 2021, Mrs Reeve arranged an online event with Robin Stevens, author of the phenomenally successful Murder Most Unladylike series, exclusively for students at Birkenhead School.
It was a delight to welcome Robin back to speak to the students, albeit virtually this year, following her last visit to the School in 2018. Students from Prep and Seniors welcomed the opportunity to ask interesting questions for Robin to answer about the books themselves and the writing process. Robin also shared what her future plans are now that she has completed the Murder Most Unladylike series.
Mrs Reeve said "We were delighted to invite Robin to speak exclusively to students at the School. Robin is one of the country's leading children's authors, well known to many of our pupils at the School, with her books available in the School library. We are committed to offering opportunities such as these to inspire and excite pupils about literature and we know many students through talks that have taken place have been inspired to write stories themselves. We look forward to continuing to offer more talks in the future.”
The talk ended with some tips from Robin on how to write a good detective story and we hope many students were inspired following the talk by Robin. A Year 5 parent commented, “'It was lovely listening to my daughter tell me all about the talk with such excitement and it was one of the highlights of remote learning. She has since started to write her own murder mystery book having listened to Robin. The talks offered by the School are excellent and offer wonderful memories that she talks about months and in some cases years later.”
Robin is the latest speaker in the School’s Inspiring Talks Series with other recent speakers including former England footballer, John Barnes MBE, and Old Birkonian, Sir Philip Jones, both of whom spoke to Year 11 and Sixth Form students during remote learning in March. Click here to see other guests as part of the School’s Inspiring Talks Series.