Shocklach Oviatt C of E primary, Cheshire

 What a wonderful day at this lovely school! In the morning the whole of Key Stage 2 (30 children) worked hard to produce drama about preparing our village against a monster attack, based on Beowulf. The children were very well behaved, worked hard and produced good drama. Their adults were pretty good too! In the afternoon I worked with all the children from foundation to year 2, all 30 of them, to produce the best drama I have ever engaged in, with children in this age range.

Thank you Mrs Clisham for a lovely, lovely day!

Me, sitting in the artist Monet's garden, enjoying the beautiful flowers!

Me, before the diet, sitting in the artist Monet's garden, enjoying the beautiful flowers!

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two great Able Writer days

On Monday 26th March i went to Grundisburgh Primary School near Ipswich and had a fantastic time with the very clever pupils i met there and their clever grown ups! On Thursday 19th April i went to Water Leys Primary School near Leicester and had another fantastic day. Everybody wrote really remarkable and original stories that were exciting and mature. I am really looking forward to going back to Suffolk again on Monday 23rd April, which happens to be the date that my favourite writer of all time, William Shakespeare, had his birth registered. Sadly, it was also the day upon which his death was registered. Luckily we are talking about two different Aprils, otherwise it wouldn’t have been much of a life…

PS If anyone thinks the Earl of Oxford wrote those plays, they are bonkers! How could he have written Macbeth two years after he died?!?