Author delivers literacy workshop at High School

Emma Heatherington at Markethill High School, during a Book Week event
Picture Oliver McVeigh
Emma Heatherington at Markethill High School, during a Book Week event Picture Oliver McVeigh

An author, who is about to have her ninth novel published, has praised a Co Armagh school for placing such a high emphasis on literacy for all of its pupils.

Emma Heatherington, from Co Tyrone, and mum of four teenagers, was the guest of honour at the Markethill High School Literacy Evening, which was attended by parents and Year 8 pupils. “It’s always a pleasure to visit Markethill High School,” she said. “As a mother of four teenagers, I truly believe that you can tell so much about a school from the moment you walk in through the doors. I have never been greeted so warmly. It is very refreshing to see a school driven so much by the importance of literacy. I was overwhelmed by the attendance from Year 8 parents and pupils, who not only took the time to turn up, but who also contributed extensively to the creative writing workshop which was great fun and informative for us all.

Principal James Maxwell said: ““We would like to thank Emma for her inspirational workshop and we are delighted many children availed of the opportunity to buy books and stationary from the Scholastic Book Fair.”