Super Tuesday started off at Pegasus in Blackpool where I worked with two groups of pupils on their writing. We used Blown Away from Impossible Tales and focused on the ending of the story. The children had already heard the full story and we read the final few paragraphs to refresh their memories. We then picked out any language or description which they wanted to use in their alternative ending. They had lots of great ideas and created storyboards which mapped out what they wanted to happen in their writing. Finally they bullet pointed the main events in each paragraph and they will use these plans to create their writes. It was great to work with the pupils and I look forward to reading their final writes. Thanks to Mr Cowell for organising the visit.
After heading home and setting up my iPad, I held a Skype session with Class P3G at Elmvale Primary in Glasgow.
It was my first Skype session and fortunately the technology worked. I read some extracts from Impossible Tales to the children and explained about the writing process.
They listened really well and asked lots of great questions. I really enjoyed sharing some stories and would like to thank Miss Holmes for pulling together the session.
I caught my breath and grabbed some lunch before making my way to Southlands High School in Chorley. Miss Hamilton from the school had invited me along to act as quizmaster at the Primary Quiz which the school was hosting.
They had already had lots of inter-school rounds and this was the final. It was all very exciting! The children had different rounds including music, general knowledge and observation to name but a few. It all felt very surreal when I found out that I featured in the memory round! The kids had to memorise facts about me then answer questions. I had a great time asking questions and presenting trophies.
The final scores saw Coppull Primary crowned winners in a close run finish. It was a great event and well done to the staff at Southlands for organising it. The kids loved it!