I want to say a massive THANK YOU to legendary Headteacher Chris Dyson, inspirational librarian Aimee Allpress, and all the amazing children and staff I met when I visited Parklands Primary School!
I had seen pictures of Mr Dyson's incredible assemblies on Twitter, but I was absolutely blown by the joyful atmosphere in the assembly, where I handed out certificates to some brilliant young readers, writers & mathematicians!
It was then a total pleasure to talk to Years 6, 5, 4 and 3 about reading, writing and books. Mr Dyson had with incredible generosity bought a copy of my new book TYGER for every single child, and at the end of these sessions, it was an extraordinary and wonderful thing to hand them out as gifts to everyone.
At the end of the day, the brilliant school librarian Aimee Allpress showed me the display they'd made about my books in the library, and inducted me as an honorary member into the school's Parklands Perusers reading club, and gave me a badge that I will wear with pride!
Thank you so much again for a truly memorable school visit! Happy Christmas – and Happy Reading Every Day – to everyone at Parklands!
Wow - I am speechless and honoured to read a blog like this from one of the Worlds greatest authors .... what an outstanding human being he is . Big love from all at Parklands
Thank you so much, sir! The honour was entirely mine - I feel privileged to have seen one of the world's greatest teachers in action, and one of the world's greatest librarians too!
Thank you so very much S.F. for giving us a magnificent day to remember. It was a great honour welcoming you to our school. We will be reading and enjoying all your brilliant books in our Parklands Perusers book club for many years to come. Big thank you and big love from us all. 💕📚
Thank you so much Aimee - the honour and the pleasure was all mine!
Happy reading, and all the best to everyone at Parklands,
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