Friday 9th June
After a few weeks of secondary school workshops, it was nice to return to my comfort zone a little. A great primary school is such a positive, welcoming place, with a really special learning environment. Palm Bay in Margate is a perfect example of that. It’s also got the best school view that I’ve come across so far.
In the morning, I ran workshops with Years 3, 4 and then 2 (the Year 5s were away on a trip). The groups were large but there was plenty of space in the school hall and the pupils were very well-behaved. They had lots of answers to my questions, and lots of questions of their own too!
The ‘first goal’ stories were well-written and entertaining, with good structure and lots of adjectives. More photos to follow here!
After lunch, it was time for the Year 6s and then a full-school assembly about my ‘Reading and Writing Journey’. The enthusiasm for stories was brilliant to see. I’ve never seen so many hands shoot up when I’ve asked, ‘Who here visits a library regularly?’
My final task of a wonderful day was selling and signing books. It’s always really nice to talk football with the kids and meet their parents and carers. Thanks to these lovely posters, I even had a queue!
Before I left Margate, I had just enough time for a whistle-stop sightseeing tour. I hope to come back soon!