We continued to be very busy with lots of school and library visits in the 2014 Autumn term.
We started off in Swithland Junior School with a couple of days leading writing workshops . The younger students even made a Thingumybob with marshmallows for the belly!
The we headed over to Grace Academy in Solihull and Hamilton CC in Leicester, where we had a couple of very enjoyable days!
The following week saw us zooming up to Ysgol Croes Alti to meet up with our friend Llinos, before nipping back to Northampton and Spratton Hall School and then heading BACK to North Wales again for the rest of the week (well organised us – not!).
We loved being at Cystennin and Bodnanat School where we presented the Reading Challenge medals and also the 2 Steve’s Reading Challenge at Ysgol Csytennin. It was great to see so many students taking up the challenge and succeeding! Well done everyone!
We also presented Summer Reading Challenge medals at Ysgol Caer Drewyn in Corwen – well done in helping Corwen Library have one of the best completion rates in Denbighshire!
Drew our breath and zoomed south across the water to the Isle of Wight.
We passed water again (!) and visited our friends at Hamble School where we were once again amazed at the FANTASTIC displays! Awesome stuff – thanks Hayley and the design staff!
Exmouth CC equalled the amazing presentations – both colleges are a delight to visit – thanks for having us and producing such amazing posters and displays – incredible! We even had superhero cakes and pants!
We put more miles on our cars with a return to Wigan and Leigh libraries – thanks for looking after us Andy!
The it was back to Leicester and Somerset before travelling to Pembrokeshire for another week working with the Boys Writing Squads.
We had a bit of a rest then headed north for a couple of days in North and South Lanarkshire, where we bumped into fellow author, Ali Sparkes.
Steve S visited a couple of schools in Llangollen, sadly Steve B couldn’t make it due to a family bereavement, but we’ll both be back in February!
Then it was a welcome return to our friends at the Swindon Youth Festival of Literature where we bumped into Bali Rai (he’d just returned from visiting the International School of Beijing, where we were about to go – small world.)
We spent three days at the Northern Children’s Book festival and for the first time in 15 years missed the Gala day as were flying out to China.
You can read all about our visit here
On our return we had one final visit – the Wellington Academy in Tidworth and yes, the foyer was full of wellingtons!
Thanks to everyone who we saw, thanks to all the staff and librarians who organised our visits – we really do love coming in to see you. We feel very lucky and privileged to be welcomed into your lives.
See you all soon!