Wheel of Misfortune hits Homefield’s World Book Day

Today Homefield was fortunate to host a series of imaginative and interactive workshops led by the international bestselling author and screenwriter Tony Lee.

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1st March 2018 — His wealth of expertise as a writer of novels, screenplays and graphic novels was shared with the senior boys at Homefield Preparatory School who had braved it in to school on such a snowy day. As a multiple award winner, Tony has created comics such as X-MEN UNLIMITED and worked for a variety of publishers on licenses including Spider Man, Teen Titans, She Hulk, Daredevil, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Superboy, Starship Troopers, Battlestar Galactica, Wallace & Gromit, Sherlock Holmes and Shrek! He has also adapted into graphic novels a variety of books including Anthony Horowitz's HOROWITZ HORROR and RAVENS GATE series and has achieved countless awards from different countries for his work.

Tony feels that one of the biggest problems students have when writing stories is that ‘they get too attached to one thing, get ‘tunnel vision’ or ‘blinkers’ about the story and it fails as a result’. Today Homefield boys were given the chance to share their ideas and decide on what each other’s characters should do next in the exciting ‘Wheel of Misfortune’ workshop. All of the groups had great fun feeding in their ideas and seeing alternate takes on their creations. It really was a World Book Day to remember!

Lisa Cassidy, Head of Homefield’s English Department expressed her joy by saying: ‘The boys were thrilled to welcome Tony and listen to how his love of comics has led to such a fantastic writing career, they have been truly inspired! I can’t wait to see their next piece of creative writing!’

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About Homefield Preparatory School

For decades the school has been renowned for its family atmosphere, small class sizes, and fulfilment of individual potential and academic success. Homefield establishes a safe and happy environment, with a real depth of specialist teaching. Values drive our organisation and that shines through, whether it is the good manners of the boys or the decisions we make over what we teach and how we teach it.

Our well-rounded boys go on to some of the very best senior schools in the country. We cultivate their personal interests and passions; whether they are artistic, linguistic, sporting or social. Our academic success and scholarship rates are exceptional.

In 2020 we had a staggering 27 offers to selective grammar schools and 26 offers to Top 30 London Independent (Sunday Times Parent Power). Our boys also had 33 Independent Boarding/Day offers in Surrey/Berkshire, plus they achieved 100% at Common Entrance (64% A* and A).

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