POPULAR author Joanne Harris joined year 11 pupils at Almondbury High School and Language College to discuss life as a writer.

The event, organised by teacher Emma Seymour, allowed pupils to complete an Expressive Arts challenge as part of their Personal Skills programme, which has involved them researching different roles within the arts and media.

Joanne, whose books are now published in more than 40 countries, shared her experiences with pupils and took part in a question and answer session focusing on her work.