Award winning author visits INA

Katherine Rundell Visit


On 23rd November, our Year 7 students had a very special treat when they received a visit from Wolf Wilder author Katherine Rundell!


The award-winning author took time out from her busy schedule to deliver an assembly to the year group, sign books and have a look at the stunning Wolf Wilder-inspired projects that had been made over the summer. Katherine then led writing workshops for 30 lucky students, sharing the skills and processes involved in writing successful novels.


To round the day off, Katherine met with our 6th form English students to discuss her experiences as an author, screenwriter, journalist and teacher at Oxford University.


“I had such a lovely day and the school is full of really remarkable students. We did an exercise where we wrote stories with the students. We have been doing this particular exercise for nearly 10 years and some of the ideas the Isaac Newton Academy students came up with were very genuinely some of the best I have heard. I am in awe of the imagination of these children.” Katherine Rundell


Mr Butler-Zanetti, Librarian, remarked “Our students had a brilliant day. I was especially impressed with the advice Katherine gave to our sixth formers. Having studied and worked at Oxford she was able to provide real insight into what life is like studying at a top university.”