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Author Visits

World Book Day 3rd March 2022

Everyday is World Book Day at HDHS. We encourage, facilitate and support reading for pleasure and reading for purpose daily.

Additional reading activities also take place in school every year in acknowledgement of World Book Day.

Our Year 8s will remember a virtual visit in 2021 from Dan Freedman, the author of the Jamie Johnson series. Here is a short message (2 minutes) from Dan about the power of reading.

Author Visits at HDHS

Football Writer Matt Oldfield Visits HDHS

Popular author Matt Oldfield( writer of the ’Ultimate Football Heroes’ book series) visited HDHS on Wednesday 29th January 2020 and delivered an inspiring assembly to Year 7 and Year 8 sending a clear message about the importance of reading for pleasure and purpose.

Matt also passed on some valuable tips to inspire some future writers. Students were excited to be given the opportunity to meet Matt Oldfield in person and many students purchased his books.

We are grateful to Matt for visiting us and creating a buzz about books and reading.

What the students said: