World Book Day 2015: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
And I got to meet lots of lovely pupils as I signed copies of my brand new paperback Buzzing! book:
It was the worst of times because I had to judge the school’s Buzzing! bookmark competition. This was an impossible task, as the children had come up with such a wide variety of fabulous bookmarks. See for yourself here:
Eventually I did manage to select some winners, but I would like all the pupils to know how wonderful their bookmarks were, and what a joy it was to look at them all.
Thank you to all the staff and pupils at St John’s College School who made my World Book Day visit such a pleasure. Special thanks go to Julia Clarke, the school librarian, who did so much to enthuse the children about my visit in advance and to make it the success it was. I particularly enjoyed working with her to prepare my library poetry workshop.
What did the school make of my visit? Well, one member of staff said it was:
‘the best author visit we’ve had‘.
I can’t ask for better staff feedback than that!
But did the children enjoy my visit? Well, here are some of their views:
‘I loved the way Anneliese performed her poems – they were great!’
‘I liked Anneliese because she said that if you want to remember something you should write a poem about it. I think that’s really clever.”
‘I loved Anneliese’s visit as she was so inspiring.’
‘I loved Anneliese’s story telling in her Buzzing! show and I liked learning more about minibeasts.’
‘I loved the way Anneliese acted and the way her voice matched the insect and the way she remembered all those poems that she’d written.’
So, there you have it. If you’d like your school to have a buzzing visit, then do get in contact.