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Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Beautiful Ripley Primary School

My last school visit of the academic year was also one of the best. A beautiful school in the gorgeous village of Ripley!

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Wonderful workshops at Netherfield Primary School

A massive thank you to Ms Gray for inviting me to work with Y2 and Y3 for two brilliant days. I really enjoyed my visit to Netherfield Primary School near Nottingham. The Year 5 and 6 children had so many questions about Jacob's War! I hope I'll return soon!



Monday, 23 June 2014

Friends of Chernobyl's Children

I'm delighted to offer my support to Friends of Chernobyl's Children. This Wednesday, 25th June, a group of 12 children from Belarus will be visiting Osmotherley Primary School, in North Yorkshire, who I visited recently. 



The children are all from very poor homes in an area of southern Belarus which continues to be affected by the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986. They are with the local charity 'Friends of Chernobyl's Children'. 

Please visit their website for more information on how to offer your support.

http://www.focc.org.uk/


Saturday, 14 June 2014

Citywing - Quality and inspiration!

Please see the current issue of Citywing's Connect/Magazine for a feature on  my 2013 visit to the internationally acclaimed Isle of Man Litfest. 


http://issuu.com/thethoughtstore/docs/issue-7-online

ps I'm on P38! 



  Photos courtesy of Rob Cope. 

Friday, 13 June 2014

War time workshops at St Peter's in Brotton

My visit to St Peter's CofE Primary School yesterday produced some of the best wartime workshops ever!

Year 5/6 pupils used their coursework, research and family knowledge to produce some fantastic 'Jacob's War' stories.  The performances were brilliant.

Special thanks has to go to Harvey for sharing what his grandad's uncle experienced in the torpedo room of a British submarine during WW2.     

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Dynamic drama workshops in Blackburn!

I want to say a huge thank you to Miss Rawlinson and Mr Hawthornthwaite for inviting me to Longshaw Junior School in Blackburn, Lancashire this week. I enjoyed two days working with Y3, 4, 5 & 6 doing drama workshops with Noah Ramsbottom and the Treasure of Skull Island and Sam Marsh and the Battle of the Cloudships.
It's been some time since I used 'Cloudships' for a school visit and I've forgotten how much children love the book! 
All the children worked so hard and produced some fantastic radio plays. 
THANK YOU!  
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sam-Marsh-Battle-Cloudships-Stories/dp/1618973487/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401887063&sr=8-1&keywords=sam+marsh+and+the+battle+of+the+cloudships

 

Friday, 16 May 2014

Brilliant Bentham Carnival!

This year Bentham and District Pet Rescue are proud to be attending the brilliant Bentham Carnival on Saturday 31st May.

Please come along and support us and the many other local charities who will be attending.





http://www.aboutbentham.org.uk/whats-on-in-bentham/event-listing/