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Malvern St. James - Author / Illustrator : best selling author Debi Giliori

We were excited to  welcome bestselling author Debi Gliori to MSJ on Tuesday 15 May 2018.This was a wonderful opportunity for students to meet this acclaimed author who has been shortlisted for the 2018 CILIP Kate Greenway Medal for her illustrated book ‘Night Shift’.  Year 9s are “shadowing” this children’s book  award and  discussing all the books on the Award shortlist,  continuing the Award Shadowing Scheme in English lessons.  This was also Mental Health Awareness week, and as the book depicts the author’s experience of depression, it was an unforgettable experience to meet a successful person who has suffered and survived the condition.

Malvern Book Cooperative provided copies of the books for sale, and students were able to have them signed by the author herself.  Quote from the Librarian from The Chase School:   “Thank you so much for making us welcome this morning and for including our students in your Kate Greenaway Shadowing event.  It was a pleasure to listen to Debi's talk, which provided great insight into her work and gave us the opportunity to reflect on the importance of wellbeing for everyone.”


Use of Lawnside Room to accommodate 30 pupils from The Chase School.  Plus 36 pupils from MSJ.

Pupil Involvement

Year 9