Workshops at Roehampton Reads festival

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.

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