Children’s author Anne Fine visits Upminster Junior School

PUBLISHED: 10:00 05 March 2018 | UPDATED: 10:08 05 March 2018

Author Ann Fines with children at Upminster Junior School

Author Ann Fines with children at Upminster Junior School


A well-known children’s author visited a primary school in Upminster.

Anne Fine, author of well-known children’s novels including The Diary of a Killer Cat and Madame Doubtfire visited Upminster Junior School in St Mary’s Lane on Wednesday, February 28.

Cerys, Honey and Mirabelle from year 6 in Upminster Junior School said: “Despite the snow, Anne arrived bright and early, giving inspirational speeches about why her role as an author is such a sensational experience.

“Anne was funny and entertaining as she spoke about developing her ideas from her own experiences.

“This memorable visit, on such a magical snowy day, is something that will stay with my friends and I forever.”

After talking about her inspiration to become an author, Anne ended her visit with a question and answer session.

Mirabelle added: “I really enjoyed Anne’s visit.

“My favourite tip was probably, the more you read, the better your writing will become.”

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