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Moffat Academy Comic-Con!

Alan Grant

Our launch event was on Monday 27th February with the comic book legend, Alan Grant, who has written scripts for Batman, Judge Dredd and many more. Alan discussed how he had become a scriptwriter for comics and regaled all with interesting and funny stories. P7 and Secondary pupils were eager to ask questions and find out more about his fascinating life. The Primary 7 classes also had a go at making their own comics and Alan was only too happy to have a look and offer his invaluable advice.

Paul Bristow and Metaphrog

On Wednesday 1st March two authors visited Moffat Academy; graphic novel author Paul Bristow and Metaphrog. Paul ran a workshop for secondary pupils in the library allowing pupils to try making their own comic strip by firstly deciding on an issue for a superhero to solve. They then picked a name for their superhero and designed a costume. Finally, pupils were given guidance on how to arrange their story on a comic strip sheet.

Metaphrog duo John and Sandra talked P4-P7 pupils through how to write a graphic novel and offered lots of interesting tips and advice. Pupils then had the chance to ask lots of questions!

World Book Day

On Thursday 2nd March, World Book Day, we held our big book sale! Books had been previously donated by pupils and parents. Thank you so much to everyone who donated and we raised a fantastic £400!! Some of this will be used to extend the library’s graphic novel section and the rest will be donated to the school fund. Nursery, Primary and Secondary pupils were invited to dress up as a graphic novel/comic character which resulted in a lot of fantastic superheroes but also some old favourites such as ‘Oor Wullie’. Thank you to Lynn Anderson for assisting on the day as Princess Leia.

Tony Bonning

Finally on Friday 3rd March, we were lucky enough to have Mr Tony Bonning visit us, the amazing children’s entertainer, storyteller and author of latest book Dumfries & Galloway Folk Tales. Tony entertained Nursery –P3 pupils telling stories and singing funny songs and was loved by everyone as always!