Children's author Miles Salter visits Ashville College Junior School

An award-winning children’s author has “booked” into a Harrogate school to help launch its annual Book Week.

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12th October 2017 — York-based Miles Salter – whose first novel for teenagers, A Song for Nicky Moon, was shortlisted for the Times/Chicken House children’s writing award in 2010 – took the morning assembly at Ashville Prep School, before leading a series of workshops dedicated to reading. 

In addition to the visit from Miles, the week also featured a series of lunchtime library activities, a book fair, “hot chocolate & cookie” reading session, a visit to Harrogate Library and “buddying” sessions, where elder pupils helped their younger counterparts to read! 

During his assembly Miles Salter, who is also a writer and musician, demonstrated his talents by telling the story of the boy who cried wolf, assisted by his young audience.  

Ashville Prep School Headteacher Simon Bailey said: “Book Week is a highlight of the Prep School calendar for the children. It is designed to inspire our pupils to read and develop a love of literature for the rest of their lives. 

“It was a pleasure to welcome Miles – his visit really set the tone for the whole week.”

About Ashville College

Ashville College is a leading independent school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18 located in in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

High-quality teaching and facilities make us one of the UK’s leading co-educational independent day and boarding schools, with 840 pupils on average, of whom around 100 are boarders, comprising international, British and UK Forces pupils.

Founded in 1877, Ashville has a proud past, and an even brighter future, yet our ethos and values remain loyal to our Methodist traditions, where each child is known and nurtured within a caring, safe and supportive environment.



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