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LITERARY EVENING FESTIVAL: GREAT ATTENDANCE FOR A "THOUGHT PROVOKING AND INSPIRING" EVENING

FOR LINKS AND RESOURCES FROM LITERARY EVENING, CLICK HERE:  http://www.willows.warwickshire.sch.uk/links-and-information-from-literary-festival-eveni/

First of all I would like to apologise that the literary festival finished at 7.30pm. which I know was a little late for some of our younger pupils (and perhaps some of our busy parents!).  It was the first time we have run an event quite like this and it was hard to gauge how long it would take:  we have learnt some lessons for next time.

However, it was lovely to hear so many enthusiastic responses from parents as they left.  Words like “fantastic”, “fabulous” and “amazing” were fed back to the staff.  So after the apologies I would like to share some thank yous!

Alison Tanqueray from the RSC did a wonderful job at sourcing props for our teachers’ storytelling sessions.  It turned the classrooms into new worlds for the children.  We are so very lucky to have had Alison’s support in this.  Thank you Alison!  The props were picked up and delivered by Alan and Craig Hodgkins which included carrying a cast iron bed into the Year 1 classroom!  

Hannah Young is a professional actor who took care and time to prepare a series of readings from work written by Year 6 pupils.  Her delivery was spellbinding.  Hearing our own pupils’ work presented in this way felt like a true privilege. 

The children were fantastically well behaved, even as it got close to bedtime for some of them.  A big thank you to all of them and for their efforts to come appropriately dressed for the occasion!

This event was very well supported by parents.  Thank you so much to all of you for your enthusiasm and engagement. 

The staff at The Willows are a very dedicated team as I am sure you will agree.  Mrs Musgrove must be thanked for planning this wonderful event.  And we must also thank all the staff involved who gave their time, energy and enthusiasm to our school community.

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