Capt Corelli author visits King’s Lynn school

Two famous faces have dropped into a Lynn school to give their support to some of the high-tech ways in which its pupils are being taught.

Best-selling author Louis de Bernieres, who is most famous for penning Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, visited the Howard Junior School in Gaywood on Friday to officially open its new glow-in-the-dark library.

And KL.FM presenter Simon Rowe followed in those illustrious footsteps on Monday when he attended an iPad graduation ceremony for the school’s Year Three pupils.

Headteacher Gregory Hill said he had met Mr de Bernieres, who is also chancellor of Norfolk’s Children’s University, at an event in Norwich.

He said: “He heard about the library and he said ‘I’ve got to come and see that’.”

Capt Corelli author visits King’s Lynn school

As well as unveiling what is thought to be the first library of its kind in the country, Mr de Bernieres also gave a writing workshop.

And Mr Hill added: “For a school out here to get someone of his prestige here is incredible.”

The school is well known for its belief in using the latest technology to help their children’s learning. It uses around 140 iPad minis in the classroom and plans to increase that number in the future.


Published in the Lynn News, 26/09/2014.