International Book Festival – an inspirational week

We visited the Edinburgh International Book Festival this week and loved:
Chris Higgins & Emily MacKenzie: Here Comes Trouble – Finding out what makes an interesting story and what being a good friend means as we met the creators of Trouble Next Door and Trouble at School. The children loved the live illustration, guessing the creatures as they were pen and inked…
William Sutcliffe: Roll up! Roll up! – We enjoyed the “thrills, spills and all the fun of the big top as we met William and found out where he gets the ideas for all of the wacky characters in Circus of Thieves.”
John Dougherty & Tom Morgan-Jones: Dinosaurs and Dinner Ladies – Outstanding session with John performing his poetry (slightly painfully for the teachers in the audience), and Tom with his amazing ink drawings!

Gill Arbuthnott & Doug MacDonald: Who is Dracula? – Our P7s relished getting hands on learning about the science behind infection spreading, getting gory with vampirism and blood serums!

Following this visit P1-4 were inspired to write our own illustrated poetry:

We also followed this through in Forest School this week with the children designing their own stop-motion animated films and (in most cases) some rhyming stories to go along with them. This is our first efforts learning the skills and techniques prior to our submission in the Heartland Film Society Young Indies Film Competition. Quite impressive for a first go!




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