Issued: May 7, 2019
Author visits school
Acclaimed author Dan Freedman visited Debden Park High School to talk to students about his new book, 'Unstoppable'.
To mark the occasion, every Year 7 student received a copy of the book as a gift from the school.
The celebrated author is best known for his Jamie Johnson books, which have been successfully adapted into a BBC series.
'Unstoppable' also has a sports theme, inspired by Dan’s experience as a sports journalist and role as editor-in-chief at the FA.
Dan gave an assembly to Year 7 students where he gave an inspiring talk on his experiences as a journalist and writer.
The talk was enthusiastically welcomed by students who were excited to hear about his career in both football and in writing.
Ahead of the visit, Year 7 students took part in a creative writing competition inspired by Dan’s sports stories.
The winners met Dan and received a signed copy of the book.
The Year 7 football team were also excited to meet Dan and have their books signed.
Since the visit, there have been a number of cross=curricular lessons inspired by Dan’s sports writing and the buzz created by the visit continued throughout the week.