An award winning author has visited Oakham School to inspire pupils.
Sita Brahmachari, whose books have received great recognition including the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize and nominations for the Carnegie Prize, took part in Oakham School’s annual author session.
Over two sessions, Sita spoke to pupils aged between 10 and 13 about the huge number of personal experiences and memories from her childhood that have given her both the material and inspiration for her novels.
She talked about how authors need to feel for their characters, which can be derived from stepping into the shoes of another. In order to demonstrate this point, one pupil volunteered to “become” Sita by stepping into her shoes, while she took on the persona of an 11-year-old boy in his.
Pupils were eager to buy Sita’s books after hearing her speak and had them signed at the end of the session.