On Wednesday 15th November, students at The Earls High School were feeling festive, with a visit from Matt Lucas, who was promoting his new children’s book ‘The Boy Who Slept Through Christmas’. Students from years 7 and 8 at The Earls were joined by students from other local primary and secondary schools to watch Matt’s presentation about what inspired him to write his book.
‘The Boy Who Slept Through Christmas’ is no ordinary book; it’s a musical novel! Throughout the book, there are QR codes which, when scanned, direct the reader to an original Christmas song written by Matt Lucas. Each session with Matt Lucas culminated in a performance of one of these songs by the Earls choir! Matt commented that he was ‘blown away’ by their performance and he was really impressed with all of the students he met.
The event was organised by the Dudley Children’s Book Group, who are planning to organise more author events in the near future.
A huge thank you goes to Dudley Children’s Book Group and everyone involved in organising the visit, to all of the children and staff who joined us, and to Matt and his team for a brilliant morning.