Here's some wonderful and positive things said about David's inspirational visits to schools throughout the UK...
How can David’s hour and a half event be summarised? …the author was talking to Matt Ferris at Kingsholm Primary in Gloucester after a recent event. The Deputy Headteacher mentioned that as well as a chance for children to be enthused about reading and writing, David also modeled brilliantly how to immerse children into a book. Matt kindly wrote a sentence (or two) about this from a school perspective, and he is very happy for us to share his thoughts with you.
“Our English curriculum, like many other schools’, is centred around texts (both novels, picture books and books without words). The first 5 days (or more) of an English unit is all about enthusing and exciting children about the book, quite often they will not even see the book for the first 2 days. David modeled brilliantly through video clips, enthusiasm, inspiring props and the build-up of anticipation how to hook a child in even before they have looked at the cover. Key to this process is knowing the book and characters inside out which David obviously does as he wrote the books!”
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