Meet the Author: David Baddiel

Over 1,200 children from the ages of 8 to 13 will join David Baddiel in Wolverhampton on Friday 15th November to launch his new book.

Wolverhampton Grammar School, HarperCollins  and Authors Aloud UK have organised this free opportunity for over 1,200 children to hear from accomplished comedian, author, screenwriter and television presenter, David Baddiel as he launches his new book “The Taylor Turbochaser” at the Grand Theatre. All children will also receive a signed copy of this new book as a free gift.

In June 2016 David Baddiel’s first children’s novel, The Parent Agency won the LOLLIE award for ‘best laugh out loud book for 9-13 year olds’ and is currently developed into a feature film by Fox 2000, written and produced by David himself, alongside Academy Award and BAFTA winning producer Ruth Kenley-Letts. David subsequently published further children’s novels with The Person Controller, AniMalcolm, Birthday Boy and Head Kid, and has previously written four critically-acclaimed adult novels; The Death of Eli Gold, Time For Bed, Whatever Love Means and The Secret Purposes.

State schools from across the City of Wolverhampton were invited to this free event as part of a range of projects organised by Wolverhampton Grammar School to help raise standards of literacy and to inspire reading for pleasure. The School regularly offers other schools the opportunity to attend free author events and reading workshops as well as a thriving Librarian’s Network. Local MP and promoter of literacy standards, Eleanor Smith will also be attending the event with David Baddiel. The School has organised a number of events with Eleanor, including a celebration of William Shakespeare as part of his national birthday celebrations.

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 in May. If you represent a school in Wolverhampton and would like a member of the team from Wolverhampton Grammar School to attend a Parents’ Evening or another similar event to talk to your parents, please get in touch.

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 at Wolverhampton Grammar School or telephone: 01902 421326.