A new term started and we have been on the road again, meeting old and new friends.
We started off with a couple of days at Crestwood College in Southampton and found the time to visit the Rufus Stone in the New Forest. It was where William 2nd was killed by a “stray” arrow!
We then headed to Manchester where we presented the opening session at the Patron of Reading conference. The whole day was a great success – thank you to all the “volunteers” who joined in!
Then it was over to visit our good friends in Ipswich at Gorseland and Sidegate Schools. The students were particularly pleased about our forthcoming Unicorn iHero book!
We again visited Hunstanton Theatre for a day of fun with several North Norfolk Schools – thanks for having us!
After a brief visit home to wash clothes, we made our way to Pembrokeshire for another week of writing squads – there was some great work produced by all the participating students. Thanks to Mary and Malc for putting us up again (or rather putting up with us again!) and to Eva John for organising it all – we love seeing you!
The following week saw us in Cumbria at Barrow and Kendal Libraries –we had a grand couple of days in the Lakes! Hope to see you all again!
Amsterdam was our next destination – we had a fantastic week with The American School of the Hague and the International School of Amsterdam.
We also met up with American Illustrator and Author, Jeff Mack, who was great fun (and produces fabulous books!). Thanks to Farin and Debbie for organising it all!
WE also had a chance to have a good look around Amsterdam – there were some great sights!
When we got back to the UK we zoomed up to North Wales to visit our Patron of Reading Schools. Once again we had a fantastic time in Ysgols Esgob Morgan, Clawdd Offa, Caer Drewyn and Cystennin.
We celebrated the Summer Reading Challenge with a special Golden Ticket lunch at Clawdd Offa
…and gave out the 2 Steves Reading awards at Cystennin.
Then it was back home for a rest (well actually, we’re writing some more iHero books!)
Thanks to all who organised the visits and to all staff and students who participated in all our sessions. See you again soon!