On Tuesday 17th January Year 8 pupils had an exciting opportunity to meet Katie Thistleton, CBBC and Radio1 presenter and soon to be children’s author.
Katie visited to talk about her upcoming book, Dear Katie, publishing in September 2017 with Orion Children’s Books. The book will feature real letters from children between the ages of 10-16, with questions about school, friendships, family, anxiety, relationships and much more, which Katie will try to answer along with an accredited psychotherapist. Katie hopes that by featuring real questions from children, she can find out what they are really concerned about and help other children who may be experiencing similar problems.
Katie ran a helpdesk-style event with all of the Year 8 pupils which they all thoroughly enjoyed participating in. Katie provides lots of useful advice combined with her own experiences, funny anecdotes and embarrassing stories!
The book will be available in the school library when it’s published and we are hoping Katie will return to Loreto to sign a few copies!