I had a great day with pre-school, reception and infant children at The King's School Macclesfield. Here we are posing for a photo, kindly sent to me by Simon Carter, press photographer for Macclesfield newspapers.
Children grew their own beanstalks, designed their own germs, made up rhymes and joined in with LOTS of stories. I do love being in school!
Infant Vice-Principle, Emma Warburton, told me that the children were buzzing after their sessions with me and she kept hearing snippets of conversation about what they had been doing. Having me in was a rather brave move, as it was their first day back after the Easter holidays, But the kids were great and it was a good way to get them in the mood as they are spending the whole week off-curriculum to focus on books and reading. Bravo King's!
The school got in touch after working with local bookseller Simply Books, based in Bramhall. Simply Books provide a fantastic service for schools in their area, from sending goodie-boxes of books beautifully wrapped, to stocking whole libraries and advising schools on new publications and author visits. They have a wonderful shop and cafe with home-made cakes, so do drop in if you get a chance.