Nadia Shireen Author Visit

4th October 2023

To celebrate Chichester Book Festival, Lavant C.E Primary School were thrilled to welcome the children’s illustrator/author Nadia Shireen. Not only did she delight us with a personal reading of her hot off the press new book ‘Geoffrey Gets The Jitters’, but she also signed a copy of the book for each child in school to take home. We were extremely grateful.

In Robin class, the year 1 and 2 children also took part in an illustrator’s workshop with Nadia. First she showed how she created her characters from simple lines and shapes. We found out that she imagines what her characters look like, how they might be feeling, what their likes and dislikes could be and then she builds a story around the character. Top tips that we have bagged ready for our next narrative story writing learning journey. We can’t wait to create our characters and we all have lots of ideas already.

Take a look at the main character Geoffrey in Nadia’s new book as drawn by Nadia and then take a look at some of ours!