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12/02/2013 YEAR 11 CLASS MEET A REAL, LIVE AUTHOR!

GCSE English Language class 11D were fascinated to meet author Conor McReynolds, who visited his former haunt, the English corridor of Loreto College, on Tuesday 12th February.  Conor studied English Literature, French and Theatre Studies for A level and, having left Loreto College in 2005, then took a degree in Theatre Studies and English at Winchester University.  He now lives and works in Oxford. 

Conor recently recast Charles Dickens’ novel A Christmas Carol as a playscript for use in schools – this was published in January by Oxford University Press. 

Conor told 11D about his experiences as a writer and as a leader of Drama workshops in schools, about his memories of university and his time at Loreto.  He encouraged the Year 11 students to work hard, to do their very best in their GCSE and A level examinations and to find a stimulating, challenging and enjoyable career.

Head of English Mrs C Little was delighted to welcome back former student Conor, and to receive a signed copy of his first book for the English Department.