Sunday, 8 March 2015

World Book Day - Holy Family Junior School, Ennis.

What a gobblefunkin' fabulous morning visiting many classrooms at this wonderful school. It was a first for me to don a microphone and speak slowly for some of the deaf children and and those with little english in Junior Infants. It was also a first to meet more than forty children at once (three first class groups) and not do an activity with them. Really enjoyed the new challenges and had such a fun time. Forgot to take any pics...but one of the teachers might just have a few lurking on their phone.  
(A few stolen from the school website below - Dress up day - March 7th)
Thank you Holy family Junior School. Hope you enjoyed the rest of Book Week - I'd love to see some of the books the first class pupils were making Xx

The best uniform ever

All the beautiful Princesses

World Book Day visit - Dubray Books, Galway

We've been saying that we'd do a Galway gig for some time, so for Juliette it mean't getting the 'Dawn Bus' from Dublin and travelling through a wonderland of snow (in March) to reach Dubray Books,Shop Street, Galway. As always Mary Esther Judy (Dubray Books) allowed  mayhem to erupt in the form of sprawling children creating masterpieces on the shop floor. She also hosted a fantastic week of activity in the shop where hundreds of National School children (some who might never get a chance to visit a bookshop normally) were treated to talks by exciting authors, storytellers and illustrators and is also set to continue into next week with a visit from Patricia Forde.

We do like to shake things up a little when we've a live audience of youngsters, so as always, there was a bit of screeching (a lot of screeching) and lots of RUDE behaviour 

R - Read
       U - Underline
 D - Draw
E - Enjoy

We especially loved seeing SCRUM (a sub character in Chop Chop Mad Cap) come to life right before our eyes. Thanks for the stolen photos Mary ;-0

Juliette Saumande and Sadie Cramer - Dubray Books  Galway