Perfect weather for running open air workshops last saturday at the first Roehampton Reads festival in Heathmere Primary School, south west London. I managed to persuade the inspirational Deputy Head to join my pirate crew very briefly, before continuing to encourage children to draw pirates’ treasure/story maps.
Storystorks (see photo above) and her daughter joined my pirate crew too! Sadly I was too busy running my workshops to meet up and chat with other Roehampton Reads participants … Piers Torday, Ross Montgomery, Swapna Haddow, Kes Gray, Neil Zetter … though fleetingly bumped into theatre company Really Big Pants.
After lunch at my Space event children added extraterrestrials, spaceships and new planets etc to a mysterious galaxy. Some brilliant ideas, and great fun drawing along with them. Lovely to say hello again to Victoria and Adeela from Give A Book, one of the festival’s sponsors.