Fighting words: The Search

Fighting Words: The Big Story for The Big Picture: The Search

3rd class were invited to attend a writing workshop in Glencree hosted by Fighting Words back in October 2017. The children were delighted to head off on an adventure outside of school. This however was no ordinary workshop as the children were given the task of writing chapter two of the book entitled ‘The Search’. The children also drew marvellous illustrations for the book.

Only a few schools in the country were given the opportunity to write a chapter of the book. How exciting and also to be a young budding author and illustrator at the age of 8 and 9 years old!!!

The children were also invited to the launch of the book in Fighting Words headquarters in Dublin City Centre in January 2018. After we passed through the magical bookcase which was actually a revolving door, we got to meet another school from Baldoyle who wrote chapter one.

Then 3rd class from St. Fergal’s had to read their chapter from the book which was chapter two ‘The Library’.  Afterwards the children ate some lovely cupcakes and collected some signatures from famous authors and illustrators such as Roddy Doyle, PJ Lynch and many of the talented illustrators and volunteers. The children were also given a copy of the book. RTÉ even showed up to film the book launch too!!

The Search tells the story of Callie and Will, who run away from an orphanage in Drogheda, in a bid to find their parents, with evil Sister Mary Petunia in hot pursuit.

Here are some photographs from the book launch day. A great day was had by all.