Inspiring Young Readers
Cressida Cowell comes to Cheltenham posted on 11 Oct 2019
Cheltenham Literature Festival is always stimulating, but also very tiring for us elderly folk. So I was relieved to seat myself in a comfy chair....
Brilliant Brains at Rufford Primary School in Stourbridge posted on 04 Oct 2019
What a pleasure it is to spend time in a school that clearly places a big emphasis on the importance of enjoying books.
Year Five Poets at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Malvern posted on 24 Jan 2019
I used extracts from a few of my favourite stories with a refugee related theme to inspire Year Five children to write acrostic poems in pairs.
Cinderella as part of a topic about Egypt posted on 29 Nov 2018
When I was working with a group of Year Three children at Somers Park Primary School in Malvern the other day....
Alison Jay inspires young artists posted on 26 Nov 2018
I always enjoy the chance to spend time looking closely at the books of an illustrator with groups of Year Three children
Travelling to the East from Greenfield Primary School in Stourbridge posted on 21 Nov 2018
I was very pleased to be invited back to Greenfield Primary School in Stourbridge...
The Pleasure of Pop-ups posted on 06 Nov 2018
There is something very special about working with seven and eight year olds.
Pirate Paul and Professor Edwin lend me some books posted on 17 Jul 2018
I have recently been asked to do two ‘Wild Things and Gold Rings’ events about two very different subjects at different schools.
Drawings inspired by The Elephant’s Garden by Jane Ray posted on 13 Jul 2018
It would be all too easy for me to get big headed when I visit Somers Park Primary School.
Enjoying Zeraffa Giraffa posted on 25 Jun 2018
After the resounding success of using The Lost Happy Endings last week with a group of Year Three children at Somers Park Primary School in Malvern..