On 20 September, we were lucky to have a visit from former Weald student and bestselling author, Kate Foster! She delivered a wonderful assembly to Year 8 students at Tonbridge and visited Year 7 and Year 8 classes across both campuses to talk about her books and writing career. The students loved the visit, and were so engaged throughout asking insightful questions and joining in discussions about writing techniques and book publishing, autism and neurodiversity, friendship and empathy, and of course the old Weald school uniform!

Kate said that it was “a pleasure to meet so many lovely and respectful students” and also kindly donated signed copies of one of her books to the libraries for our students to read. Thank you, Kate, it’s lovely to see a former Weald girl having so much success in her chosen career.