Students from this school will be making the news for real on 27 March 2014 as they take part in BBC News School Report.
We aim to publish the news by 1600 GMT on the News Day.
An interview with Alan Gibbons
Q) Do you have a motto and if so what is it?
A) My motto is “The work and the thinker are
Mankind’s only true king.”
Q) What is your favourite genre to write about?
A) My favourite genre to write about is Crime fiction because it fascinates me greatly. It is the most realistic.
Q) How do you decide what to write about?
A) Most of the time it comes to me by accident! I may be watching TV and see something on the News and base my book on that. I also have based some of my books on things that have happened to my friends and family.
Q) Is working out and writing the blurb of a new book difficult?
A) I wouldn’t know because I don’t write the blurb on my books my publisher does but I can imagine that it’s hard. I can’t write Alan Gibbons is the best author ever because that would be very big headed but it is fine if my publisher writes that. I would also like to mention that with my book “The Dying Photo” The blurb was written first. I had a competition in which people sent blurb of imaginary books and then I chose the best and turned it into a book.
Q) Do you have any ideas for future books?
A) Yes I do in fact I have two books ready to be published and one more which is only a chapter away. The one I finished first is called “ HATE” and the one that is a paragraph away is a si-fi
Q) What is your favourite football team?
A) My favourite football team is Man United although my wife’s is Liverpool and out of my twin daughters’ one likes Liverpool and the other likes Everton. One of my sons’ supports Liverpool to and finally my last son doesn’t like football at all, instead he enjoys fishing.
St. Anselm's College reports the Sports News 2013
College Careers Fair
There were many interesting people at the Careers Fair, who had a variety of career paths to open young people to, here’s what they had to say about what their chosen career was all about.