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Author Week

What is it?

Author Week is a fabulous week-long event where over 5000 Leicester children have the opportunity to work and engage with a highly inspirational author.

Every maintained school in Leicester is offered the opportunity to bring a class of up to 50 pupils to attend a session of their choice. WiT organises all aspects of the trip including:

  • Free door-to-door coach transport
  • A range of authors to choose from, providing interest for KS1, KS2 and KS3.
  • Pre and post visit activities
  • A free, signed copy of the author's book for each child that attends.

When is it?

This years Author Week will take place from Monday 12th - 16th March 2016

What are the costs to school?

There is no financial cost to the school as all aspects of Author Week, including transport, are fully funded. However schools do need to allocate suitable staffing for their visit and allow preparation time with the pupils to get the most from this opportunity.

What does our school need to do if we want to be involved?

At around Christmas time the brochure will be sent to all schools. Bookings will open early January and schools will be notified when they are open.

In the meantime why not take a look at this years brochures to give you an idea of what you can expect...

Primary Author Week brochure 2018


Secondary Author Week brochure 2018