Author's Visits to St Mary's
Being Inspired To Read and Illustrate Over The Summer term
Our reading was enriched and inspired over the summer term by a diverse range of authors and illustrators with international acclaim. Our younger children engaged in virtual workshops with author Jasbinder Bilan with her beautiful book Asha and The Spirit Bird. In addition, children learned how ideas are sometimes triggered by everyday life as well as the imagination; with local author Laura James who signed copies of her new book in Dorchester’s book shop. Children created colourful birds at home and at school that lit up our learning environments.
The older children joined Neal Layton for a virtual lesson on techniques and methods of illustration. These children will be heading to Weymouth Pavilion in October to meet him and be inspired again.They also had a virtual meeting with author N.S.Blackman who discussed his book The Dinoteks - secret dinosaurs.