Saturday, 18 January 2014

A flood of school visits...

... well, only 2 schools, but I had to battle through floods to get to them. It was certainly worth it though!

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First up was the large but very friendly Cippenham Primary School in Slough. After two really fun presentations here on Monday, I returned on Tuesday for a book signing. I was setting myself up for this at 9am when the fire alarm went and everyone evacuated to the playground. It turned out there was an electrical fault that meant the electricity and heating were off for the rest of the day. But this didn't stop us! I started signing books at 9.30am, when we were let back into the building, and kept going until the last book was signing at 3.30pm! It was quite overwhelming, and a big thank you to Tracy Briggs for organising everything so smoothly.

After recovering from this mega book signing, the next day I visited Hounslow Town Primary School to perform to all of KS2. They were a lively and fun audience and it was lovely to meet some of them the following day during the book signing.

I will leave you with a report about my visit to Cippenham Primary, written by Deen and Khadijah, along with some photos from the visit. (Click on the photos to make them bigger and view them as a slideshow!)

"We really enjoyed our visit today by Luke Temple!
At the beginning, Luke was nowhere to be seen! Suddenly he burst out of the cupboard with a magnifying glass, searching around the hall for his ideas. He began to tell us about himself and about one of his books, ‘Ghost Post’. He explained how he got the ideas for his books and also that all of his books are about spooky adventures (because his birthday is on Halloween!).

Next he chose actors from year 3 and year 5 to act out scenes from ‘Ghost Post’. We loved watching our friends acting and enjoyed hearing about the character of ‘Spooky Steve’. We then got to see a short clip of the book – it looks really scary!

After that he told us about another book called ‘Doorway to Danger’, this also contains the same character from the first book, she is a brave girl called Becky. We found this one even scarier because of the spectre! One of our favourite parts of the morning was when Luke asked us spooky jokes, if we got the punchline wrong we had to go up to the front – we got to see some of our friends dance to Jedward! Even the teachers were laughing a lot!

We would like to say a huge thank you to Luke for his visit and can’t wait to read his stories!"

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