Author Peter Murray visits Moulsford

Author Peter Murray visited Moulsford Prep School to talk about his new book 'Poppy Warrior' and what inspired him to write it. He delivered workshops for the boys in Years 5 to 7 and signed copies of the book.

Image Description

3rd March 2020 — Ahead of World Book Week, the boys in Years 5 to 7 at Moulsford Prep School enjoyed a return visit from the author Peter Murray. Peter gave a highly interactive, dynamic and fun presentation to the boys, focusing on his latest novel, “Poppy Warrior” which has a World War One theme. Peter got the idea for the book having visited a school in Yorkshire, which had a beautiful embankment of poppies. The mystery of how the blooms got there inspired him to delve into a mixture of historical facts and meaningless computer game violence. Here, the seeds for Poppy Warrior began.

Peter is passionate in his quest to inspire even the least confident children to use their imagination and achieve creative success, and the Moulsford boys were captivated throughout. A real coup for 'Reading for Enjoyment', and a number of boys enjoyed receiving their signed copies of his book, poster and bookmark as well, with the queue to meet him spiralling around the Library.

About Moulsford Preparatory School

Moulsford is a thriving independent Prep School of boys aged 4-13 years, set in tranquil and picturesque grounds on the banks of the River Thames surrounded by the rolling hills of South Oxfordshire.

Parents are faced with so many choices when making decisions about their child’s education, and there is no doubt that choosing a school is a huge and emotional commitment. 

At Moulsford, the message is straightforward. We want our boys to receive the broadest possible education, while remembering that they will learn best when happy and settled. Our down-to-earth, family-focussed approach embraces the fact that boys of this age should be having fun at the same time as learning.

Find out more

Related stories