Pupils from a north Derbyshire college were inspired to get creative with their career choices following a visit from an award-winning novelist.
Lesley Glaister, a lecturer in creative writing at Sheffield Hallam University and author of 13 novels, gave a career talk to Mount St Mary’s students.
It was part of the school’s new teaching and learning programme to help engage pupils with a variety of career choices so they can consider their future options.
She answered questions ranging from how she became a writer to whether personal experiences and research changed her ideas for the plots in her books.
Toby Leadbetter, director of teaching and learning, said: “It was a really informing talk and the pupils were very excited to meet with a published novelist, many came away quite inspired.”