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Sunday, June 29, 2008
CATCHING UP IN CUMBRIA - AND OTHER PLACES!
The cold won, at least for a while. Gradually started feeling bright & cheerful again, so back into action with a run of visits.

So greetings to everyone at SAINT PETER & SAINT PAUL PRIMARY SCHOOL across in Rishton, Lancashire, to all at NEWBY PRIMARY SCHOOL, Bradford, and to all the KS1 children at ST. AUSTIN'S PRIMARY SCHOOL, Wakefield. ST. AUSTIN'S junior's enjoyed a visit from author HELENA PIELICHATY the following day.

On Wednesday, I drove across to Cumbria, for an afternoon in ST. BRIDGET'S PRIMARY SCHOOL in the village of Parton (just outside Whitehaven) where I had fun chatting to all the young readers. I even had enough time for a walk around Whitehaven's harbour on Wednesday evening.

On Thursday, I visited a large Whitehaven school, VALLEY PRIMARY. Happily I was in one room so I didn't have to try and find my way all round the building, carrying my piles of books and bags. Lots of enthusiastic children, so thanks to you all!

On Friday, I felt very honoured to be involved with the Cumbria Library Service's "Spellbinding Books" Reading Challenge. No, I wasn't on their impressive reading list, but I was asked to be the "AUTHOR VISIT", won by a keen pupil at STORTH VALLEY SCHOOL, Milnthorpe. It was a great day, with a whole school session, a writing workshop for KS2, a KS1 poetry time based on African snails, and a sharing time & presentation at the end of the day. Many thanks to all who arranged my short Cumbrian "tour". It was really enjoyable!!!

Tomorrow is my last visit of this summer term. I'm off to tell stories at LOUND JUNIOR SCHOOL, Chapeltown, Sheffield. Looking forward to meeting you all!
 
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