Virginia Bergin visits Torry Academy

On the 9th of May we were fortunate to have Virginia Bergin, author of dystopian novels “The Rain” and its sequel “The Storm”, in school to speak to S1 and S2 classes. Virginia has been writing for a very long time, and was stunned when “The Rain” was accepted by a publisher. She is definitely a believer in not giving up! She has wanted to write, and has been pursuing writing since she was at school. Virginia not only talked about her books, and read from them, but she also talked about the research she carried out in ensuring “The Rain” was believable, and worked closely with a scientist at Bristol University. The science behind “The Rain” is accurate; it is just the processes that have been accelerated. Following Virginia’s session, there was a lively question and answer session with the pupils, with some very interesting and thought provoking questions being asked.