This afternoon I went to the launch event of the Summer Reading Challenge. Blackpool Library Service had asked me to come along to the event and share a story with a group of 40 children from Thames Primary. The theme of the challenge is ‘Record Breakers’ so I decided to give a new story a run out as it fitted perfectly with the theme.
I had only written the tale a short while ago and it will go in the next Impossible Tales which will be out in 2016. I had to learn the story and secure a series of cues in my head so that I could deliver it smoothly. I’m always nervous when I tell a story for the first time, so I was thrilled that the kids enjoyed it. They listened so well and were a pleasure to work with.
After a refreshment break we all went across onto Blackpool Promenade for a photo shoot under the glitter ball. Some of the children had books while others had mini globes. It was really cool! I even popped onto the pictures wearing my story waistcoat.
Thanks to Clancy Mason for inviting me down and well done Blackpool Library Service on another great event 😃
I received some super photographs from Zoe Hastings, a class teacher at Thames Primary, which I’ve shared below. I also received the following lovely comments from some of the pupils:
The story was very funny. It was very strange that one fish could change a child’s life. ‘Fish out of water’ was a different story which made me like it more. Holly
He was a good entertainer and a good storyteller. He wore a suit to help him concentrate. Oliver