World Book Week 2021

Like a lot of things in 2020-2021, World Book Day was a little different this year. Different… but still fun! And actually, the virtual nature of the world meant I got to visit more children and children further afield, which can be no bad thing.

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Snack Time Stories with Rob Pudner

Some of you might remember that back in 2017, ‘Aerodynamics of Biscuits’ was adapted for families to enjoy on stage, with kind permission from Maverick Publishers and the illustrator, Sophia Touliatou. It premiered at Beautiful Days Festival that year. Here’s a link to my post from then: https://clarehelenwelsh.com/2017/08/21/aerodynamics-of-biscuits-premiers-at-beautiful-days/

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‘Design a Character’ Competition

Following a lovely school visit for Book Week, I was thrilled to run a ‘Design a Character’ competition for the KS2 children at Leigham Primary School, Plymouth.

But, gosh! What a challenge! There were 164 smashing entries from Year 3 up to Year 6 and it was a tough, tough job!

I was presented with original, beautifully illustrated and very well thought out ideas. In fact, it was *so* tough that I had to call on some help from some writerly, illustrator friends!

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