DJ and author Simon Mayo’s tips for young writers

Simon Mayo with Mia Henson, 12, May Morris, 13, Chloe Fitzsimons, 13, Megan Porter, 13, Harry Meyers, 13, and Luke Harris, 13
Simon Mayo with Mia Henson, 12, May Morris, 13, Chloe Fitzsimons, 13, Megan Porter, 13, Harry Meyers, 13, and Luke Harris, 13
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Radio 2 DJ Simon Mayo spent Wednesday morning at Montsaye Academy in Rothwell.

He addressed pupils and signed copies of the books in his “Itch” series for children.

Mayo, who presents the weekday drivetime show on Radio 2 and is also a co-presenter of Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review on Radio 5 Live, told pupils about what life was like as an author, and gave the youngsters hints on how they could improve their own writing.

The former Radio 1 breakfast show host is also a previous winner of the radio broadcaster of the year award, as chosen by the Broadcasting Press Guild.