Ghost-Writing Workshop with Seth Burkett

Year 8 pupils were extremely lucky on Wednesday to receive a talk and writing masterclass from award winning author Seth Burkett. Seth is an ex professional footballer who rose to fame as the only British player playing football in Brazil. He combined his passion for football with his love of writing to pen his first book based on his experiences called 'A Boy from Brazil'. At only 22 years of age, Seth became the youngest person ever to win the British Sports Book of the year award. More recently, Seth has become a ghostwriter for some of the world's biggest You Tube stars, Woody, Klieny and even the Singing Dentist.

The lucky Year 8 pupils received a masterclass in how to become a ghostwriter themselves - learning the questioning, interview and note-taking skills required. The pupils then applied these techniques to enable them to become ghostwriters themselves. The pupils found Seth's fascinating life story and subsequent workshops to be wonderfully inspiring, teaching them about a genre of writing very few has previously even been aware of. Copies of Seth's books are now available in the school library.