We enjoy a strong working relationship with Silverwood Events. Throughout the year, with their help, we co-ordinate author visits so that students and the wider Westholme community can benefit from these inspirational speakers.
The Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children welcomed children’s author, Debi Gliori, to Billinge House.
Charlie & Lola author, Lauren Child, visited Beardwood Bank to talk to the children in Years 1-3.
?Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Sir Ranulph’s visit to Westholme was to promote his book, Heat.
TV Personality and children’s author, David Baddiel was welcomed to Westholme as he promoted his new children’s book, The Person Controller.
Students in Years 4-8 enjoyed a visit from Irish author, Shane Hegarty, when he visited Westholme to talk about his series of books, Darkmouth.
World renowned astronaut, Buzz Aldrin visited Westholme with Silverwood Events on a tour to promote his book, No Dream is too High.
?Philip Ardagh & Elissa Elwick
Author, Philip Ardagh and illustrator, Elissa Elwick, spoke to the Infant School children about their book, Leafy the Pet Leaf.
Clare came to Westholme to talk to the Junior School children about her new children’s book, The Racehorse Who Wouldn’t Gallop.
Astronaut, Mike Massimino touched down in the Croston Theatre for a special talk and signing of his book, Spaceman.
?Gareth P Jones
Thornthwaite series author, Gareth P Jones visited Beardwood Bank for a fun afternoon of chat with the children in Years 4 and 5.
?Ruby Wax OBE
Author and comedienne, Ruby visited Westholme to talk about her book, A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled.
TV Personality, Nick Knowles visit to Westholme was part of his tour to promote his new cook book, Proper Healthy Food.
Children’s author, Derek Landy, helped us celebrate the 20th anniversary of World Book Day, when he visited Westholme to talk about his series of books, Skulduggery Pleasant.
Talented author, Cecelia Ahern, spoke to the girls in Years 8 and 9 about her new Young Adult fiction books.
Gold medal Olympian, Jessica Ennis-Hill visited Westholme on the launch day of her second children’s book in the series, Evie’s Magic Bracelet.
BBC Correspondent Jon Sopel visted Westholme and talked about his fascinating career and his new book called ‘If Only They Didn’t Speak English’
? ? ? ?Cressida Cowell
Cressida Cowell popular children’s author took time to talk to children at Westholme about her new children’s book?‘The Wizard of Once’.
International bestselling children’s author and former Irish Children’s Laurette, Eoin Colfer talked to Westholme students from Years 5-9 about the publication of his graphic novel, ‘Illegal’
Debi Gliori Children’s author took time to talk to children at Westholme about her new children’s book ‘All the Way Home’.
Rick Stein, chef and author author came to Westholme to talk about his extensive culinary global career and his latest book “The Road to Mexico”.
Julian Clary and illustrator, David Roberts, visited Westholme to talk about their new children’s book, ‘The Bolds’ Great Adventure’.
The Hairy Bikers
TV Chefs, The Hairy Bikers, visited Westholme to talk about their new cook book, The Hairy Dieters Make It Easy’.
Former CBeebies presenter, actress, singer and playwright, Cerrie Burnell, visited us to talk about her book, The Girl With the Shark’s Teeth. This was in conjunction with Silverwood Book Events.
Along with Silverwood Book events, we were delighted to welcome Clare Balding back to school to talk about the third children’s book in the Racehorse series, The Racehorse who Learned to Dance.
‘The King of Swing’, Jimmy Anderson, visited us to discuss all things cricket and his new book, ‘Bowl.Sleep.Repeat’. This insightful evening talk was coordinated by Silverwood Book Events.