Nikesh Shutla visit
Castle School Year 9 students were very lucky today to have a visit from leading contemporary writer Nikesh Shutla. Nikesh writes in various forms – he’s a columnist for The Observer newspaper, editor of a book called The Good Immigrant (shortlisted for Book of the Year), and has recently published a new novel called Run Riot. This is set in a towerblock in an area loosely based on parts of Bristol, and Nikesh explained to the students how he wrote about the challenges facing some teenagers in our society. After a presentation, he was then quizzed by students on the story, his own experiences and the craft of writing stories.
Literacy Coordinator Ali Griffiths commented “We were so lucky to have the opportunity to hear from Nikesh first-hand. He is a lovely man and a very talented writer, and we could see our students respond so positively to his ability to describe what it can be like to grow up in the UK today. I hope even more students will go home tonight inspired to read, and write, even more as a result of his visit”.