Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos’ visit at Haggerston
On Friday 5 May Haggerston School welcomed Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos‘ – an academic, artist and a popular fiction author. He was interviewed by a 6th form student Scarlett Sheehan and delivered an entertaining and inspirational talk about “book of water” his latest book which is a collection of short stories about desire, fear, life, care, and ecological anxiety, all narrated through the physical and metaphysical presence of water.
It was great to hear Andreas read his favourite story aloud and it was indeed a wonderful experience for the students.
Football Writer Matt Oldfield Visit
Popular author Matt Oldfield (writer of the ’Ultimate Football Heroes’ book series) visited Haggerston on Monday 31st October 2022 and delivered an inspiring assembly to Year 7 and Year 8 outlining the importance of reading for pleasure. Later in his writing workshop he shared excellent tips to our future year 8 and 9 creative writers. Students were excited to be given the opportunity to meet Matt Oldfield in person and many purchased his books and were thrilled to get his autograph. Matt was really impressed by the student’s engagement, enthusiasm and behaviour during lunchtime and the assemblies. Well done Haggerston! A huge collection of Matt’s autographed books are available in the library.