​Westacre Middle School was delighted to play host to children’s author Cathy Cassidy.

One hundred and twenty Westacre pupils from across the year groups were joined by invited students from Catshill Middle, Churchill Middle, Ipsley Academy, St Josephs Primary Droitwich and Witton Middle.

The children were treated to an inspiring presentation, Q & A and book signings from Cathy.

Westacre librarian Anna Philips said: "The children have been so excited over the last few weeks in anticipation of this visit.

"Cathy Cassidy books are a firm favourite with our children.”

Cathy also read the first chapter of her new book, Sam’s Silver Lining, about a young Syrian refugee. She described to the children the inspiration behind this latest novel.

Headteacher Donna Evans, added: "This was a fantastic opportunity for our pupils to hear first-hand from a famous author about her love of reading and an author’s journey.

"We were thrilled so many other schools were able to join us for such an amazing afternoon.”