Ben Miller hosts virtual masterclass for students

Actor, comedian, director and author, Ben Miller will be entertaining Wolverhampton Grammar School students via Zoom on Monday 6th July with a masterclass on writing.

Students from Year 5 to Year 10 are being invited to this very special virtual event as part of the School’s regular “Meet the Author” events.

Ben will be promoting his latest book “The Boy Who Made the World Disappear”. Following the success of his debut, The Night I Met Father Christmas.

Ben brings to life his love of science for his latest book – a cautionary tale about black holes, time travel and broccoli!

Ben joins a host of famous writers who have entertained children at Wolverhampton Grammar School over recent years, including David Baddiel and Clare Balding.

School librarian Zoe Rowley, publishers Simon & Schuster and Authors Aloud UK have organised this latest event during lockdown.

“Our students love to read – and part of that success is down to the brilliant authors who give their time to meet and inspire them. Although this event will be ‘virtual’ – I know Ben will have a great time meeting Wolverhampton kids and answering their questions” added Zoe.

About the author: Ben Miller is an actor, director, comedian and author, perhaps best known for his role as Bough the Johnny English feature films alongside Rowan Atkinson, BBC’s The Armstrong and Miller Show with Alexander Armstrong and BBC’s Death in Paradise. He has also appeared opposite Ben Whishaw and Hugh Bonneville in Studio Canal’s Paddington 2 and What We Did On Our Holiday with Rosamund Pike and Billy Connolly. Ben has recently been in ITV’s Sticks and Stones from Mike Bartlett and British comedy Off The Rails opposite Judy Dench and Sally Phillip.

Authors Aloud UK is an agency representing over 300 children’s authors, illustrators, poets and storytellers. We organise ‘live’ and ‘virtual’ visits to schools, as well as tours for authors to enable children to experience the magic of meeting their favourite authors. For more information contact: annieeverall@authorsalouduk.co.uk or visit www.authorsalouduk.co.uk

Wolverhampton Grammar School regularly offers other schools the opportunity to attend free author events and reading workshops as well as a thriving Librarian’s Network.

Staff from Wolverhampton Grammar School are also available to offer additional transition to Senior School support to children and families. The School offers impartial talks to parents about what to look for from a Senior School and can also help Year 5 children get used to a Senior School environment via our free Senior School Discover Day.

Wolverhampton Grammar School supports local schools and organisations in a variety of ways including access and use of facilities including a Sports Centre, all weather Astro-Turf to Dance Studio, Laboratories, Drama Theatre, Learning Hub and Music Department. Please contact us if you would like to discuss opportunities to support each other in terms of access to our facilities and equipment.

For more information about this, or other ways Wolverhampton Grammar School can support your school or organisation, please contact Carrie Bennett email cab@wgs-sch.net at Wolverhampton Grammar School or telephone: 01902 421326.