We were so pleased to host Cathy Cassidy’s book launch last week for Sami’s Silver Lining! It was a wonderful day, during our Readathon week, which celebrated reading and books. Holly Hughes and Isabel Blore (year 10) organised and ran our “slipper day” back in May to raise funds to bring Cathy into school but she kindly waived her fee, saying that it was a pleasure to spend her launch day in such lovely surroundings. The money we raised will go to refugee charities suggested by Cathy – as the main character in her new book is a 15 year old Syrian refugee.
For some of our pupils, Cathy Cassidy’s books were the first they’d ever really read and it was so exciting for them to meet her ‘in the flesh’!
We even had special guests from Greenbank Primary school, year 6 pupils celebrating the end of their SATS. They had the opportunity to buy a copy of Cathy’s book and get it signed. It was lovely to further strengthen our links with this local school and share the excitement of this wonderful event.
We would like to thank Cathy for taking the time, during what was a very busy week of book events, to spend the day with us.
Please see below for the photographs which were taken on the day.