Matt Oldfield is the author of the series, Ultimate Football Heroes.  These are a series of biographies telling the life-stories of the biggest and best footballers in the world and their incredible journeys from childhood fan to super-star professional player.  Written with his brother, Tom, they are a fast-paced, action-packed style of books from Maradona to Messi, from Beckham to Kane – and their incredible journeys from the playground to the pitch.  To date, the Ultimate Football Heroes series has sold over 420,000 copies in the UK alone.

Matt’s visit to school earlier this month included three workshops and one assembly presentation for students in Years 7 and 8.  The workshop was on the themes of resilience and growth mindset and bouncing back after a setback using the Ultimate Football Heroes series.  The students were fully engaged and contributing to the sessions and came away with an enthusiasm and understanding for creating their own bounce back story from their own experiences.

Here’s what some students from 7B2 thought about their workshop:

“I think Matt Oldfield’s workshop was really interesting and enthusiastic and he presented it brilliantly.  I really like his books.” Vanessa

“He was very enthusiastic; you could tell he loved his job and was very passionate.  His life is fascinating and I’m sure he’s inspired many young writers to pursue what they love.” Macy

“Matt Oldfield was very inspiring when he was talking about writing and creativity and when he was talking about making non-fiction sound fun, that was really cool.” Edward

Thanks to Mrs Styles, Bradon Forest School’s Librarian, for arranging this amazing opportunity for our students.

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