Author Olivia Tuffin casts her critical eye over Millfield Prep creative writing class
14th March 2016

Olivia Tuffin, author of the Palomino Pony series including ‘The Palomino Pony Steals the Show’ and ‘The Palomino Pony on Parade’ visited Year 8 pupils to share her knowledge of creative writing.

Olivia shared advice to pupils about how to turn creative writing ideas into published stories. A keen rider, Olivia said her own ponies and their funny antics provide inspiration for her stories every day.

The highlight of the visit was a competition in which Olivia played the role of editor and pupils had the opportunity to write and submit the opening paragraphs of their own stories for her critical appraisal. After much excitement, Olivia reviewed all the entries and each pupil read out their efforts for the rest of the class to hear.

During her visit to Prep, Olivia also took the time to visit the stables to meet Millfield Prep’s very own Palomino pony, Louella, as well as some very keen Pre-Prep and Junior riders who were there for a lesson.


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