Yesterday I did my last ever event at Burford School as their Patron of Reading, sob! I started there in June 2014 and have really enjoyed my visits over the past three years. Patron of Reading is a very special position to hold, and I’ve been so honoured to work with Burford; in particular the … More Goodbye to Burford School! *sniff*
Wheeee! *flump* That’s the sound of me coming back down to earth after an AMAZING two weeks visiting schools. Today is the first day I’ve been at my desk for ten days, so there’s a whole pile of stuff for me to catch up on, but here is a quick round-up of where I’ve been … More My World Book Day Whirlwind!
It’s been a CRAAAAZY week! I started my events on Tuesday, when Cathy Brett and I did some Electrigirl workshops at Burford School (where I’m patron of reading) Then on Thursday, I spent World Book Day itself with the students of Rye St Antony in Oxford, who were fab and really enthusiastic. Huge thanks to … More World Book Day and Ox Comic Con – whoosh!
I went back to my favourite school today 🙂 (well, I have to say that because I’m their patron of reading, but actually, they ARE my favourites, so there!) and did a creative writing workshop on How To Write Reviews, for some handpicked Y7,8 and 9s. They were FAB. We looked at six completely different … More Writing reviews at Burford School
Earlier this week I discovered to my utter delight that LOOKING AT THE STARS has come second in the secondary school category of the Oxfordshire Book Award 2015! They don’t call it ‘second’ or ‘runner-up’, but ‘Highly Commended’ is my new title 🙂 I am SO very chuffed. Marcus Sedgwick won with SHE IS NOT … More Some nice things…
Oh, it’s all been mad busy. And I seem to have lost my brain down the back of the sofa somewhere… but anyhoo. On Thursday 5th March I had a LOVELY day at my Patron of Reading school, Burford. Hello, Burford! *waves madly* And hello Lynne the awesome librarian! I did a talk to the … More Belated World Book Day write-up!
I’ve just got in from a lovely evening of two events with Burford School, at which I am Patron of Reading. The first was a prize-giving thingy for their annual short story competition, which I judged last November. It was held in Burford public library, which is a beautiful little cosy nook of a place, … More Hurrah for young writers and speedy readers – er, is that right?
I’m just back from a really really BRILLIANT visit to Burford School. Days like these are one reason why I love my job so much 🙂 I did a talk to 350 Y7 and Y8 students in the hall and felt like a proper rock star with my radio mike and screaming fans! And then … More Brilliant Burford!