On the 16th and 17th of March, Chris Collin, the celebrated children’s author, came to Seacliff Primary school, to do presentations for each class at our school. He spoke about making reading fun for all ages, even those who are not in the ‘target audience’. It was an exciting way of learning about the joys of writing and illustrating which drew everyone in and kept us entertained.
For the year sixes, he acknowledged that we were not the most likely audience for his books and still managed to make it a fun experience. He explained the process, to make picture books (about a year of writing, editing, illustrating and composing music). This was surprising for everyone, as the books are quite short.
Grace and Bella were chosen to narrate “the things you can do with Blue Whale Poo” a book he wrote, with some funky dance moves. The little performance was interesting, but Chris did not stop there. He gave everyone a clipboard and a pencil. We then wrote a blurb and illustrated a front cover labelled ‘The adventures of Bella and Ollie’. This was really fun and they were all so creative.
Overall, the experience was exciting and fun for everyone who was there. Hopefully it will have inspired the next generation of authors in our neighborhood.
Written by Maddy, Year 6, Seacliff Primary School