STEM Festival

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The MRC is supporting this years STEM festival by organising an author visit by Malcolm Rose. He gets his inspiration from the world of science, and incorporates possible future developments into his writing. He writes adventure stories, thrillers and murder mysteries each with a scientific flavour. He’ll be delivering some workshops tomorrow, meeting some of our less enthusiastic readers, and presenting a lecture in the afternoon. Should be good!

The lecture starts at 3pm and is FREE to all, even parents are welcome, come and find us in the lecture theatres.

World Book Day Round Up

World Book Day 1st March 2012

A busy day, but FAB!

 

  

In the lead up to WBD we asked for mini book reviews and created posters from these. They were then stuck up in strange places aroung the Academy on the day.

I had arranged for an Author Visit by Malcolm Rose, who spent the morning delivering two sessions with our Year 8 students, he was fantastic and with his scientific background is a perfect fit for our Science and Maths specialisms.

He explained where he gets his ideas from, demonstrating that the explosion at the start of “Jordan Stryker” is based upon the SS Richard Montgomery which is a sunken ship laden with unexploded bombs from the Second World War just off the cost of Kent. Nobody dares to move it – so it just sits there, but in theory it could explode – and this is what Malcolm makes happen in the first Jordan Stryker book.

 

 

 

He went onto demonstrate a bionic hand (worth £10,000) and shook hands with a few lucky students before explaining where he got his ideas for Jordan Strykers other scientific / bionic abilities.

He had them gripped – in the palm of his hand (or the palm of his bionic hand!)

 

 

Lunch was a special World Book Day Menu which is an excellent way of raising the profile across the student population.

 

We’re still waiting for our WBD vouchers – but have oodles of the £1 books to swap -once they arrive and are shared out to students.

World Book Day – Book signing opportunity next week

As part of our World Book Day celebrations next week Malcolm Rose will be spending the morning with our Year 8 students.

 

If you are lucky enough to be in Year 8 then you will be looking closer at one of his books in your English Lesson and you will have the opportunity to order books for him to sign on the day! Click here to have a sneak preview of the lesson.

 

So if you want to buy one of these books for a reduced price of £5.00 – just pop into the MRC.

Coming Soon Author Visit…

Part of our celebrations for World Book Day on 1st March 2012 we have invited Author Malcolm Rose to our Academy.

 

He will be spending the morning with our Year 8 students before visitng a neighboring school in the afternoon.

He writes thrillers and adventure stories all with a scientific thread – his characters quite often use forensic science.

Students will be able to pre-order his books for signing on the day.

Drop in on DEAR 1.4

The current focus of the Authors Page on the DEAR Homepage is…

Malcolm Rose

Malcolm Rose used to be a full time scientist (teaching mainly organic chemistry) and wrote fiction in the middle of the night before giving up his day job and becoming a full-time writer in 1996.

Malcolm says “I reckon novel writing is not so removed from chemistry as you might think. In one life, I mix chemicals, stew them for a while and observe the reaction. In the other, I mix characters, stir in a bit of conflict and, again, observe the outcome.”