Author Ali Sparkes visits the school

Award-winning author, Ali Sparkes, visited Beaumont to talk to students in Years 7 and 8 about her life and work.  Ali worked as a journalist and BBC broadcaster before she became a freelance writer. She grew up adoring adventure stories about kids who mess about in the woods and still likes to mess about in the woods herself whenever possible.  Ali’s stories capture the imagination of children everywhere and her novel Frozen in Time won the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award in 2010. Find out more about Ali and her books at