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Heathfield Community College pupil turns reporter @Bridge Cottage

We were delighted to welcome Emily Thompson from Heathfield Community College during our first Literary Festival.  Emily was writing a report for The Argus newspaper as part of their ‘Young Reporters Scheme’.  Using her journalistic skills Emily interviewed Nick Carter, children’s author, to find out more about the inspiration for his books and writing process.

On Thursday 26th April 2018 – Children’s author Nick Carter visited us and signed copies of his wonderfully illustrated books.   His books are all set in the local area.  The RSPB’s Broadwater Warren site is the inspiration for his new children’s book – Chestle Crumb and the Animals of Broadwater Warren.  The idea for the story came to author Nick Carter as he was walking around the site which lies just to the south west of Tunbridge Wells. It features Chestle Crumb – another name for a Dormouse – and his best friend, Norman the Nightjar, and their animal friends.  The story centres on a surprise party to welcome a new arrival into the forest.  If you wish to visit Chestle Crumb’s home there are a variety of walks, developed to meet different abilities and interests, around Broadwater Forest. You do not have to be a RSPB member to visit.  See their website for more information

Read Emily’s full report here.