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Year 4 meet popular children’s writer Andy Cope

On Thursday, Year 4 had the opportunity to talk with Andy Cope, a writer of children’s books, including the popular Spy Dog and Spy Pups series. Earlier in the term Eleanor in Y4 had written to Andy, asking him if we could meet him and his dog Lara, the inspiration behind the Spy Dog books. Happily he agreed and so we learned about Andy’s route into writing, via dreams of being a professional footballer and time spent as a teacher. He explained how his rescue dog, Lara, came to be the heroine of his books. One day he was staring at her sleeping whilst watching a James Bond film. One of her ears was typically sticking up while the other one lay flat and he started to wonder about what she was listening out for. Could she be receiving secret information? The idea grew from that and Lara is now famous. She even made a brief appearance on our screen during the chat! After answering lots of questions and listening to Mia’s poem about Lara, Andy challenged Year 4 students to do a piece of creative writing, to be judged later in the term. Watch this space!