Author, Artist and Animator Niel Bushnell Inspires Students

Niel Bushnell is a local artist, animator and award-winning science-fiction and fantasy author. His books include Sorrowline and Timesmith, and a YA novel called Altitude. He visited Northfield as part of our week long 10th Birthday celebrations. Firstly speaking to all Year 7 and 8 students about his life, his art, his work in animation for TV and computer games and his books.

Sorrowline and Timesmith are about time travel. Niel explained to students how he used photos to research and used examples to get them to create characters and backstories.

Students were excited to meet Niel in the library at lunchtime and asked him lots of questions and shared with him their own writing ideas. In the afternoon he then led two workshops with selected students on creative writing techniques.

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