Janis Mackay Launches "The Unlikely Time Traveller!"

Sciennes’ Patron of Reading, Janis Mackay
Amazing poster prizes of “Time Travel Trouble in Sciennes!”

On Friday 6th May our wonderful Patron of Reading, the celebrated, award-winning Scottish author, Janis Mackay,  took time out of her hectic schedule to support Sciennes’ pupils and staff in continuing to promote a love of reading. Many thanks to Ms Bethan Owen for initiating and leading our link with Janis.

BOOK LAUNCH at P4-7Assembly

We were so excited to host the launch of Janis Mackay’s latest book – the third in her Time Traveller trilogy –  “The Unlikely Time Traveller” and P5 pupil Iseabhail was thrilled to receive the very first signed copy. Janis read extracts from her new book and shared the journey she took in writing. What a great example of how to persevere and be resilient, showing that success comes from persistent effort.  Janis has set everyone a creative writing challenge, asking pupils to imagine what the world will be like 100 years from now. The deadline for completion is the end of May.) There are amazing prizes on offer, including a generous £30 book token and fantastic signed framed copies of a specially commissioned poster with Sciennes in the title! Pencils at the ready and thinking caps on!

Janis’ recent Storytelling Workshops with P4 proved a huge hit with the children and provided excellent stimulus for their own writing.

P4 Storytelling with Janis

Janis will return later this term to work with our P2 classes on their Seashore topic, linked to her “The Wee Seal” book, and we will announce the winners of the “Unlikely Time Traveller” creative writing competition before the end of term.

Many thanks to Janis, who brings books to life in our school and provides us with such inspiration. Thank you also to Blackwell’s for providing the Book Signing stall. Best of luck to all the classes who we know will rise to the challenge in true Sciennes style!