‘The Tide Singer’ Book Launch

On World Book Day, we had the privilege of hosting the book launch for Eloise Williams’ new book ‘The Tide Singer.’ We are delighted to have Eloise as our Author in Residence at Tonyrefail Community School this academic year and have seen our pupils benefit hugely from the opportunity to work so closely with Wales’ inaugural Children’s Laureate. The publication of Eloise’s new book, coinciding with World Book Day, was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the literary journey we are on.

‘The Tide Singer’ is a dyslexia friendly text, published by Barrington Stoke. It tells the story of a young girl, Morwenna, who is left to care for a stranger who washes ashore after a terrible tempest has hit her small town. The storm is just another of many that have plagued the town for years – people blame the tide singers, legendary sea people who are said to charm storms with their singing. Morwenna has never believed the tales, but when she is left alone with the stranger, she realises this is no ordinary girl and sets off on a journey to reveal the truth.

Across the school, we embraced the novel’s ‘magic of the sea’ theme. In lessons pupils took part in a wide range of activities from sea themed poetry, scratch art and creature designs to protecting our oceans research and writing. Staff and students dressed in sea themed costumes and form time competitions had pupils who was the reader behind the sea creature mask. We ended the day with the official launch of ‘The Tide Singer’ in our magical sea themed drama studio.

Signed copies of ‘The Tide Singer’ are available to buy from the school and to loan from our school library.

click on the link below to see a video roundup of the day