On 28th February I spent a great morning with the children of Morgan Vale & Woodfalls CE Primary School. The day began with a pop-up shop in the playground where parents and children got to see my books and say hello - fortunately the sun shone on us all. Next I moved into the hall where I joined the lower school for a reading of New Forest Friends & The Litterbugs, a quick made up animal drawing, and then a step-by-step drawing of Beaulieu the Hedgehog. The children were brilliantly attentive and full of smiles throughout. The step-by-step drawing is something I've only ever done with Year 1 and upwards, but one reception boy was hanging on my every word so his teacher suggested he join in too and his resulting drawing was magnificent. Then, after a quick coffee, it was time to do it all again with the upper school, although here I swapped the reading of the story for a more in-depth chat about what I do and how I do it.
A really lovely school and a great bunch of children. Thank you for having me!