Year 5Year 6

Mitch Johnson Author Visit

Last week children in Year 5 and 6 enjoyed meeting  Mitch Johnson and hearing all about his debut novel, Kick.

Kick tells the story of twelve-year-old Budi, an Indonesian boy who works in a sweatshop and dreams of becoming a footballer. The novel is endorsed by Amnesty International UK because it upholds and illuminates many children’s rights. The event encouraged us all to think about where in the world our clothes are made and the conditions facing workers.

There was an opportunity for children to buy signed copies of the book, which we also have in our school library and it has been fantastic to see so many children reading Budi’s story for themselves.