Author Susan Hood visits ISZL

Author Susan Hood visits ISZL
Joanna Cull

Students on our Zug Campus put their questions to a children's author

Author Susan Hood signing copies of her book

Students in Primary and Middle School had the pleasure of questioning author Susan Hood, who visited ISZL at the end of the autumn term.

Ms Hood’s trip was provided by the Fund for Excellence, a charitable giving programme which aims to provide extraordinary experiences for students outside of the school curriculum. 

Susan Hood took many questions from our students, on topics ranging from where her ideas for books came from, to how to save the planet. 

For younger students, she talked about her book The Last Straw, on the impact of man-made pollution on the planet. 

She then signed copies of her books for students, including Lifeboat 12, a story based on real events. 13-year-old Ken’s ship to Canada was torpedoed when he was evacuated from London.

Susan Hood taking questions from students

Library Team Leader Michelle Roberts said, “Susan Hood’s work ranges from WWII, environmental activism, to the power of music. Students and staff alike were inspired by her stories, especially her descriptions of the vast amounts of research that was required for her to write her nonfiction and historical fiction works. It was a very meaningful experience for our students that they will not soon forget.”

The Coordinator of the Fund for Excellence, James Darley, said “We are so pleased to be able to support Susan’s visit which once again has such a wide reaching and positive impact on our learners.”

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