Local Celebrity Inspires Young Writers in Crumlin Integrated College.


On the 24th November Crumlin Integrated College had the pleasure of welcoming local author and screen writer Colin Bateman to share a little on his journey to fame. Having worked next to Steven Spielberg and Liam Neeson this was quite a treat! Mr Bateman shot to fame after publishing his first novel, ‘Divorcing Jack’. Since then he has published over 30 books and endured the long success of ‘Murphy’s Law’ a TV series on BBC. Mr Bateman gave an inspirational talk to our pupils, participated in a lively Q&A session and shared an extract from ‘Titanic 2020’; this sparked much curiosity and many pupils rushed to purchase a personalised signed copy of the book.
Pupils for the most part were a little star struck, as were many of the staff. Mr Jamieson was ecstatic to have finally found a fellow Liverpool supporter! It was an enjoyable and thought provoking afternoon and we would like to take this opportunity to thank FOCIC for all their hard work in securing Colin Bateman for us.