On Tuesday and Wednesday I visited Lower Meadow school to work with the children for 2 days, reading stories and getting them writing and illustrating for themselves.
On the first morning, I arrived really early, but it was a lovely day, so I sat in the sun in their wonderful courtyard, reading a book, with a selection of bunnies, a squirrel, mole and various other woodland creatures to keep me company. What a civilised way to start the day.
It was a great luxury to have a whole day with KS1 then another day for KS2. We doubled up classes so I had lovely, long sessions and we worked in the hall both days, so we could really spread out and do massive drawings. I used the wall bars to set up a poster display (wooden gym benches really remind me of my own school days) and laid out lots of my books to create a really fun space:
The children did some smashing illustration work. KS2 got started on some stories too, using their artwork as inspiration. All the teachers were great and very keen to follow on and finish all the work.