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Imagination and Creativity

We hosted a wonderful whirlwind of events both IRL and virtually for Book Week 2022. A huge thank you to all the awesome authors and illustrators. We loved it and all the children did too.


BOOK WEEK 2022: Imagination and Creativity

28 February–2 March 2022


RECEPTION: Mr Benn Storystock Show MONDAY, 28 February 9am



Celebrate the magic of stories in real life with this joyous celebration of the power of the imagination based on David McKee’s stories. This interactive story show uses a costume shop set, two actors to play Mr Benn and the shopkeeper, plus an array of puppets and costumes. The show lasts 30 minutes and is followed by a short follow up session with individual classes.



YEARS 1 & 2: Rashmi Sirdeshpande and Rikin Parekh ­– Storytime and Draw-a-long WEDNESDAY, 2 March 9am


Rashmi is a lawyer turned children’s author with two young children. She writes both fiction and non-fiction titles. Rikin is an illustrator and also works as a Learning Support Assistant in primary schools. Yes You Can Cow! takes a familiar nursery rhyme, Hey, Diddle, Diddle and turns it into a gorgeous, heart-warming story about believing in yourself. Bring papers and pens.


YEARS 3 AND 4: Kate Pankhurst – Book reading and Draw-a-long Tuesday, 1 March, 11am



Kate, a descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, is the author/illustrator of the best-selling Fantastically Great Women series in both picture books and chapter books. Her latest book in the series, Fantastically Great Women Artists and their Stories was published this month.Meet Frida Kahlo, who found the greatest muse for her art was in fact herself; Laura Knight, the artist who ran away with the circus and quilt-maker Faith Ringgold who stitched together untold stories… plus many, many more fantastically great women! There will be drawing, there will be dressing up and most importantly, there will be lots of inspiration to change the world.


YEARS 5 AND 6: Piers Torday – Creative Writing Wednesday, 2 March,9am


Piers Torbay

Piers runs magical creative writing sessions. This will focus on his most recent novel, The Wild Before, prequel to his acclaimed The Last Wild series. Nature, the environment and our place in the world are at the heart of this beautiful and important book.