Royal School pupils from Year 3 to 7 took part in a series of workshops with climate fiction author Sarah Holding.

Previously a judge in the United Learning StorySLAM competition, Sarah was impressed with the pupils’ high standard of writing.

Year 6 pupils, who have been studying Sarah’s novel SeaBEAN and are writing a chapter in the style of the author, were able to get bespoke feedback from the author herself. Prep 5 were introduced to SeaBEAN and did some character writing, while Years 3 and 4 focused on poetry in their workshop.

Clare Mee, deputy headteacher at the Royal Prep School, said: “A fantastic day was had by all.

“We always encourage the children to say ‘yes’ to opportunities and this is a great example of the benefit of being part of United Learning – a storytelling competition leading to like-minded people meeting and then working together to create more opportunities for our pupils.

“I am really looking forward to developing the relationship between Sarah and the Royal.”