Immediately before Prague, I spent a lovely day at Woodthorpe Primary School in York. The school had pre-ordered lots of books, so the children were really geared up and excited. Everything I needed was all set up for me in the hall (thanks Harriet!), with a pretty display and brand new, top quality flip chart pads and pens - what luxury!
Inspired by Korky Paul, who painted on the flip chart in Hay, I tried a bit of colour (only with pens though - what a wimp). This is our joint monster creation (which the kids named a Frumple-Pock), designed after reading Rocky and The Lamb:
I did storytellings all day with KS1 classes, then something new - the school invited parents and teachers to a short after-school talk. Given how many other things there are to be done at that time, I was chuffed that so many people turned up, and I got some lovely feedback.
Really boobed on the way home though. Listening to my Ipod on York station, I couldn't hear the announcements. The fast train to London pulled into my platform just a couple of minutes before mine. I blithely got on and was happily sketching for 20 minutes, until the ticket collector came along and broke the news.