Thank you to everyone at Wroxall yesterday for making me feel so welcome. I had a lovely day talking about how we as a family began to write, how a welcoming present when we moved into our village gave us the most fantastic inspiration for a children’s story.
The KS2 children came up with some fantastic ideas of their own and for those who didn’t want to write, they were able to draw their own front covers or sketch out characters.
The KS1 children were very interested in our family story and the snail I brought in the tank. They ended up drawing snails, designing front covers and writing snaily words, even coming up with a new idea for a book – Snails in the Jungle! With my nine year old son, George, studying rainforests at the moment, it’s certainly a title to think about.
WHAT A TIME TO WAKE UP
The funny thing was, the giant African land snail I brought into the school was still hibernating when I set off from home. Maybe the car ride woke him up, or the ferry ride – perhaps the Isle of Wight is that much warmer? But during the KS2 session, Bob woke up and came out of his shell. Thanks for that, Bob, you made the children very happy by popping your tentacles out.
Thanks again Wroxall Primary for a really lovely day. Don’t forget to send me those book reviews and those competition entries.
Keep on writing and drawing.