Two high school visits featured before the academic year drew to a close.
First up was St George’s. I was invited to be part of the English transition day, which saw Year 6 pupils spending time in school before they go into Year 7 in September. I spent the morning in the fantastic surroundings of the library performing some of the Tales. Each of the three groups was made up of about 60 Year 6 pupils and it was a joy to spend time with them. A fantastic morning!
Big thanks must go to Bea Tingey and Simone Ingham for coordinating the visit.
Next up was a trip to Montgomery Academy to work with Year 7. Once the students had assembled in the hall, I managed to share the events of the last five years in forty-five minutes! The 200 plus students were fantastic and we even squeezed in an Impossible Tale. A top start to the morning!
I then joined a group of Year 7 students for a writing workshop. We explored some familiar nasty characters before dissecting a piece of unpublished text. The students then rebuilt their own version, ready to write in their own time – I can’t wait to see what they have created! A brilliant hour.
I’d like to thank Jill Lee for inviting me and organising the morning. I had an ace time.