Last night I got back from my trip to Millbrook Primary School near Wigan. It was a lovely visit, but quite a journey! I went down the night before, and drew these sketches on the train, as per usual:
Only time for a rather speedy bit of colour to a couple of them this morning, but will revisit the others when I've more time. Look at this guy's face - not sure he approves:
I did some storytelling with the little ones at Millbrook but spent most the day with Y3. I took my sketchwork for Dragon's Dinner and a piece of final artwork to show them. Then together the class wrote an amazing story all about a tiger who lived in a coconut tree. It turned out really well and we were all delighted. Then we did an illustration workshop based on Mr Strongmouse and the Baby, which I still enjoy doing, even though the book has sadly gone out of print.
On the way home, my taxi didn't turn up so, despite a mercy dash through the heaving rain in a teacher's car, I missed my train (we watched it pull out!). The lovely, lovely teacher drove me on another 20 minutes into Wigan, so I could try ducking and diving, changing at various places to get home sooner, but sadly it was all to no avail.
Having left school at 3.30, I finally collapsed on the sofa to have my brow wiped by John, at 7.15pm.