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Wednesday, October 15, 2008
ALARMS AND EXCURSIONS!
I must admit that my ILKLEY LITERATURE FESTIVAL Sunday session on "Writing for Children" was rather too alarming! As part of my usual pacing around, checking out the venue so I knew it well before the group of adult writers arrived, I opened a door - an unmarked door, please note - only to find I'd set off an alarm that shrieked for about fifteen minutes. At last a policeman turned up and the thing somehow got switched off. At least the noise didn't happen when the students were there, I thought thankfully.

Well, the students were great, and I hope they enjoyed the session, and will maybe develop one or other of the exercises we did in their own time. Your ideas were terrific! Their work was extra well done as the man who resets the alarm came into the building and set it off again - twice! - though thankfully for a shorter time.

However, today I have had a nice time visiting some Reception and Key Stage one children in three schools. A happy hello from me to the excellent listeners of SEVEN HILLS PRIMARY SCHOOL, ASQUITH PRIMARY SCHOOL, and SAINT FRANCIS CATHOLIC PRMARY SCHOOL, all in MORLEY, near LEEDS. I was visiting them as part of the schools programme for MORLEY LITERATURE FESTIVAL. Hope you all had fun!

Tomorrow is an even earlier travelling morning as I am off to WAINSTALLS PRIMARY SCHOOL, near HALIFAX, for a visit I couldn't do last week because of my creaking back. It will be a three alarm clock morning, I fear!
 
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