Many thanks to the staff and pupils at St Joseph’s Primary School in Great Malvern for inviting me in yesterday as part of their literacy week. And what a week they’ve been having!
The kids were all in fine fettle yesterday, buzzing from a week of visits and activities based around books. I felt rather boring in my normal clothes – everyone there was in full fancy dress. There was a Cat in The Hat, a Gandalf who lost his robes, more fairy tale princesses than mattresses above peas and a pair of Where’s Wallies. There were even some less well known and instantly recognisable characters, such as a very lovely Claire from Jill Murphy’s ‘On The Way Home’ because the kids were being their favourites. How cool is that?
We had a great day washing woolly mammoths, being gorillas and going on treasure hunts. Classes 5 and 6 had loads of brilliant questions, and I met a budding nonsense poet and a novelist in the making (Francesco and Marco – look out for their work, folks!).
What a wonderful way to spend the day. I hope they all enjoyed it as much as I did! Thanks again for asking me to be part of your special week, and thanks also to Authors Aloud for keeping me organised.