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David Walliams Visits Belmont for World Book Day

Pupils and staff were thrilled to welcome David Walliams for a special celebration of World Book Day. The renowned author engaged the pupils in an unforgettable session, sharing insights into his beloved books, including Billionaire Boy, Gangsta Granny, The World’s Worst Teachers, and his latest book, The Blunders.

The lively event began with David Walliams talking to the pupils about tales from his popular books. From the laugh-out-loud adventures of Billionaire Boy to the fun adventures of Gangsta Granny, the author captivated the audience with his engaging storytelling as he read short paragraphs from a few of his best books.

David Walliams strolled down memory lane, discussing his debut novel, The Boy in the Dress. He shared the inspiration behind the book, drawing from his own life experiences. The author candidly revealed why he felt compelled to write this particular story, creating a connection with the pupils and offering them a glimpse into the creative process that shaped his early works.

Adding an element of humour to the visit, David Walliams playfully hinted at the possibility of a sequel to The World’s Worst Teachers 2. He engaged the pupils in a lighthearted conversation, asking them to suggest which teachers they believed should be featured in this potential follow up. The witty suggestions from the pupils elicited laughter, making the interaction entertaining and memorable. David Walliams generously offered to field questions from the eager pupils, and as he answered their questions, he gave out several free signed copies of his books. The excitement in the room reached a new high as lucky pupils received signed editions from the author himself. The day concluded on a high note as pupils who brought in their own copies of his books, had the opportunity to get them signed by the author.

David Walliams’ visit for World Book Day was nothing short of magical. The pupils were treated to an engaging and interactive experience, gaining insights into the world of literature and the creative process behind their favourite stories. This special day, thanks to David Walliams, will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on young minds and inspire a new generation of readers and writers.