Thanks to everyone who made me so welcome yesterday at Church Stretton School. I was looked after by a group of year 10 guides who did an excellent job. I really enjoyed sharing my books with pupils in year 7 and year 8 – the classes were great to work with and pupils had some really imaginative ideas in the creative writing workshop sessions. Well done and thanks to everyone, staff and pupils, at Church Stretton School.
I must say a big thank you to all Year 7 at Lakelands Academy School, Ellesmere – what a great bunch of people you are! I had a lovely time talking to each class about my books and I was very impressed with the imaginative ideas pupils came up with when we did the creative writing session. Throughout the day I was made to feel very welcome.
I was lucky enough to be accompanied by Anna from Ellesmere Library, she outlined what is on offer at the library. Anyone in the vicinity really needs to check out Ellesmere Library – it is a hub of activity – and worth keeping in these dark days of library cuts. Mrs Jacques did a great job in organising the day and her pupils were a credit to her.
What a great week. Thanks to everyone for your kind words on my winning the Pride of Shropshire award – and listening to me on BBC Radio – quite a day. Great fun. Everyone I met were really friendly. Looking forward to seeing folks at the forthcoming library and schools event.
Hello again. This week I thought I would share with you the article I published for the American Dyslexia Association, a really nice bunch of people looking to help share information and resource about dyslexia and dyscalcula, so here it is
I was diagnosed with dyslexia, aged 7. It was my mother who noticed it to start, as I had been able to get past my lack of reading in school by memorising books from people reading them to me. The big issue at this time was reading which I found incredibly hard and that meant my writing was reams behind my classmates. This all came to a head with my mum sending me to go and see a specialist teacher on the weekends, who helped me start to untangle
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