Author Cathy Cassidy gives school talk on ‘Coco Caramel’ book at Morpeth Secondary

PUBLISHED: 07:00 08 February 2014

Pupils bake treats at Morpeth School inspired by author Cathy Cassidy's book covers

Pupils bake treats at Morpeth School inspired by author Cathy Cassidy's book covers

Morpeth Secondary

Best-selling children’s author Cathy Cassidy gave a talk to pupils about “the delicious new book” in her Chocolate Box Series called ‘Coco Caramel’ when she visited London’s East End.

The Award-winning writer’s 45-minute talk was packed by an audience of 300 youngsters at Bethnal Green’s Morpeth Secondary.

Year 7 girls were joined at Morpeth’s Flexi-Space by Year 6 children from five local feeder primary schools—Bonner, Globe, Chisenhale, Mowlem and John Scurr.

Senior Year-10 girls at Morpeth just the day before ran a cake bake for charity, making baked treats inspired by the author’s book jacket designs.

They sold the cakes at lunchtime and raised £241 which was presented to Cathy following her talk, to choose a charity.

The girls heard how her path from magazine journalism led to writing books and publishing, as well as her tips for creative daydreaming, before a short questions-and-answers session. Cathy then signed copies of her new book.

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