Primary School Writing Residential

There are children lying writing on the carpets, at the cleared dinner tables, and just in corners. We’re at Edgmond Hall, one of Sandwell Council’s Creative Arts and Outdoor Learning Centres. I’m with Hargate Primary School, a wonderful place I have a special connection with, and these are 9 and 10 year olds from the built-up middle of West Bromwich. The days are packed with … Continue reading Primary School Writing Residential

And though she be but little, she is fierce

Last week I spent an extremely hot, but very satisfying day with the children and staff of Rushbury Primary School.  It’s one of the smallest schools I’ve worked in, with only 46 on roll, and so I spent the morning with KS2, and then the afternoon with KS1. In KS2 the children have all been studying Shakespeare, and life under the Tudors.  So we started … Continue reading And though she be but little, she is fierce