Reading my story ( photo Julie Phillips)
I had the pleasure of being invited for another school visit recently. It was one of the best experiences I have had and yet again the children inspired me with their creativity.
I started by reading my book ' Every White Horse' then brought my props out again. I had collected even more since my last school visit including unicorn food, pine cones and a very sparkly model unicorn that I had painted. As they were passed around, they seemed to love the fact that as they handled it, the glitter came off onto their hands causing much excitement.
Following this session, I then showed them how I had prepared for writing my book with a storyboard and then set them a small task. It was to come up with their perfect pet and draw a picture of it. I was so impressed with their written and artwork and we had so much fun coming up with names.
We finished off with a question and answer session which was hilarious. I was asked so many funny questions from how many unicorns I would like to keep to what my favourite colour was. They were all really interested in what else I was writing and what I was reading myself. It sparked off some great conversation.
I left feeling so high from this wonderful experience and look forward to carrying out further workshops in the future.
Storyboard for Every White Horse
Some of the perfect pets they came up with