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Educate Magazine - 2021-05-01

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School helps to celebrate pupil’s lockdown achievement

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Not only has Megan set up a lockdown business, but she has written and published a book entitled - Against The Odds: In The Jungle. Megan’s book tells the story of five unlikely school friends who head off on a geography field trip to the Amazon Rainforest. They have the most amazing week and are set to go home when one of them is nowhere to be found. What comes next is an adventure where not only do the friends realise their own individual strengths but that without each other they would never survive, especially somewhere as unpredictable as the Amazon Rainforest. The book was written during Megan’s lockdown period from school. Megan wanted something positive to come out of 2020, and achieving one of her life dreams of publishing her own book was top of her list. Once the Maricourt community started to share the success of Megan’s fantastic writing skills and imagination, she gained the interest of many authors. Screenwriter and novelist, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, ordered his copy straight away! Children’s author, Michael Rosen tweeted Megan saying “Hello Megan, stumble trip, stumble trip.” This was much to Megan’s delight as “Going on a Bear Hunt” was Megan’s favourite book when she was younger. The excitement continued to rise as more and more children’s authors were keen to get involved and show their support for Megan’s book launch!

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