After the success of the last two years’ events, the festival is once again running a Schools Day for local primary children on Friday 26th May (10.15am to 2pm). The free day of activities (booking essential) is designed to provide pupils with fun opportunities to explore learning through books, including:
- Talks and workshops with well-known authors
- Storytelling and creative activities
- Workshops exploring the creative writing process
- Meeting authors and book signings
At this year’s Schools Day we are looking forward to welcoming bestselling children’s authors Maz Evans (Who Let the Gods Out?) and Laura James (Captain Pug), professional storyteller Wendy Shearer (storyboat.co.uk), and award-winning performance poet Joshua Seigal (I Don’t Like Poetry).
Please see the GBF Information for Schools for details of the timetable for each year group.
Booking has now closed for the GBF Schools Day 2017. If you weren’t able to attend this year then make sure you register your interest for next year at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking forward to welcoming the attending school groups on Friday 26th.
GROUP A (Yr3&4) GBF Schools Day Schedule (yrs 3/4 Invicta Primary only)
GROUP B (Yr3&4) GBF Schools Day Schedule (yrs 3/4)
GROUP C (Yr5&6) GBF Schools Day Schedule (yrs 5/6)
GBF Schools Day attendees will be able to take advantage of our festival booksellers, Waterstones, special offer to buy selected signed books for just £5 for pupils to take home as a memory of the day – and to encourage further reading (further information about this has been sent to attending schools by email).