The first book tour of 2018 and it will be hard to beat!
It started with a really enthusiastic and friendly welcome. I felt like a famous celebrity with children calling out from everywhere,“Hello Gailclarke!” (all one word!)
We enjoyed five fun-filled, action-packed days of presentations covering a wide variety of themes:-
- We celebrated Patrick the Parrot’s special birthday with the Tiny Tigers,
- We enjoyed the cheeky trick Mischievous Monkey played on the animals at the waterhole,
- We had a whale of a time with Cosmos as he travelled from the Antarctic to the Arctic to see polar bears and penguins,
- We learned about putting books together and
- We talked about the impact of humans on rainforests and animal species.
I was delighted with the interest, and lively participation of all the children in the Primary department aged five to eleven and amazed by their knowledge and awareness of global concerns, as well as their understanding that we all need to do something about it! The safety of our planet could not be in better hands than those of all our Patana Planet Guardians.
The Early Years (two to four-year-olds) were a joy! They participated in the Parrot Dance, listened to the story and chatted to the puppets.
A HUGE ‘Thank you’ to
- Miss Sally for making it happen and being there for so many of the presentations that I am sure she knows them by heart!
- Mr Stephen Murgatroyd for his wholehearted support and also for attending so many presentations,
- the library team whose help was fabulous – tireless, smiling and oh so efficient, and, of course,
- to the children for being their lively, vivacious and charming selves.