PUPILS at Rookwood School were transported to a world of ninjutsu warriors and mysterious assassins when scriptwriter, director and children’s author Jane Prowse dropped in to talk about her career and to sign copies of her children’s books in the Hattori Hachi series.

The pupils were delighted to meet Jane, who chatted to them and answered questions (under the watchful eye of Rookwood’s very own ninjas) before Jane delivered an exciting reading from her third novel – Hattori Hachi: Curse of the Diamond Daggers.

Mrs Pat Speed, from Rookwood’s English department, said: “There is nothing like seeing an author in the flesh – it gave our pupils the chance to hear about the writing process first-hand and has, hopefully, inspired our budding authors to put pen to paper.”