We were delighted to welcome acclaimed author Jonathan Stroud to our school on Friday 3rd October to speak about his latest series ‘Lockwood & Co’, which is about a ghost epidemic and ghost hunters. Jonathan explained what kit a ghost hunter would need with the help of a pupil to don the latest in ghost hunting fashion. This included warm clothes starting with long johns, cool shades to stop the young ghost hunter being blinded and lots of iron fillings and chains – if you didn’t know ghosts don’t like iron. Then Jonathan explained what it would feel like to be followed by a ghost and brought this to life with animation. Jonathan also showed us a book he had written when he was a child to show that you are never too young to start writing. The talk ended with a question and answer session, with pupils winning a ‘Hertford Children’s Books Festival’ t-shirt for good questions.