We were very fortunate to have a visit from a real life author today. Jack Knowles author of 'Positive Pea' came to school to share his story and to answer questions about being an author.
Mrs Davidson read the story (feeling the pressure with the author next to me) while Jack watched how the children responded. It was the first time he had heard his story read aloud. The children told Jack how they felt about his story. Adjectives included: great, fantastic, it made me sleepy (ie relaxed), brilliant, excellent, super... I think he was quite overwhelmed!
The children asked some super questions. They wanted to know why he chose a pea, how long it took to write the book and if he was going to write another book.
Jack is an advocate for positivity and mental health and has just been nominated for two National Diversity Awards this year, one of which is the 'Positive Role Model' award.
We are very lucky to enjoy storytime across the school with Mrs Muir our governor for reading. So many lovely books to read. Thank you Mrs Muir!