I love visiting schools as author. Mostly, my visits concentrate on The Story of the Great Fire of London, which, amazingly, was published in 1998 and is still in print! It’s aimed at 6-7 year olds. So far, since September 2018, I’ve been to Ashington, Fittleworth, Pulborough and Storrington village schools, and Jessie Younghusband school in Chichester. I love engaging with the children and always receive a warm welcome. I really enjoy these visits and manage to sell some books to the children!
Today, I spent a fantastic morning with two Year 2 classes at Broadwater Primary School, Worthing, concentrating on The Story of The Great Fire of London. Many schools choose the Great Fire as their topic for Year 1 or 2 and the children always become inspired by it. Today’s classes were no exception and the children’s knowledge of the fire was immense. They all participated by asking and answering questions, joining in the oral quiz, helping complete the giant crossword I had complied and listening to part of the story. And I sold 20 books! Thank you Broadwater school!