Monday, 15 December 2014

The Chancery of Lost and Found

Information is now up for my installation at this March's Bath Literature Festival. It is free and running throughout the festival, so do spread the word. Info can be found here

I am very excited - me and the Young Writers Lab have been working and plotting very hard and some amazing ideas are developing...

Monday, 1 December 2014

Christmas at Eden 2015

This year I was lucky to work at Treverbyn school for My Tree, My Community at the Eden Project - I can't believe it's the 5th year I've done this! The theme we chose after a lovely tea party was Treverbyn brings Christmas to the farm. We were inspired by one child's great grandfather who said Christmas wasn't a day off - we thought we should change this! We also were excited to learn about farming traditions such as wassailing and also Christmas farm myths, such as the idea that animals can speak on Christmas eve! Each child made their own barn to show a Christmas farm scene - some animals even got Christmas jumpers - we wanted to mix in the things we'd learned with what the children experience at Christmas today. The children also made some apples filled with snow - another tradition we heard about from one family. Look closely at the photos for hidden stories too...