Dave Shelton visits Northampton High School

We were delighted to welcome the award-winning author to school as part of our Arts Week celebrations

This week at Northampton High School we are celebrating Arts Week! This is an opportunity to showcase the wonderful talent of our students, whilst also providing opportunities to broaden their skills and interests within the arts!

On Monday 20 June, we were delighted to invite Dave Shelton, an award-winning author, illustrator and cartoonist, to Northampton High School as part of this celebration.

The morning began with a fascinating presentation in the Junior Hall. He spoke to our Year 6 &7 students about his journey to success in book writing and his life-long passion for drawing. 

After learning about the development of his debut children’s novel, ‘A Boy and a Bear in a Boat’, and the perseverance he required in the early stages of his career, the students were invited to a cartooning workshop to experience his expertise first-hand.

It was great to see the pupils inspired by his work and enthusiastic to put their own creative skills to the test! The master-class was exceptional, with everyone engaged and eager to learn different illustration methods!

A huge thank you to Dave Shelton for visiting and sharing his talent and passion with our students! To view more photo’s from Dave’s visit, please click here.


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