Milton Park Primary where very happy indeed to welcome David Lawrence Jones to our school on Tuesday 20th January 2015 and then again on Thursday 22nd January 2015.
What a fantastic morning the children had with an inspiring author.
David had the children completely captivated with his stories and his props – he even had a full sized bath………which lit up!!!!!!!
David spoke about how he had been inspired to be an author from an early age when his mum had given him a book (he didn’t really like to read normally) and the front cover had him wondering what happened to the boy on the front cover………..did he get run over by the car! He HAD to read the book to find out.
David spoke about his own Bradley Baker books, he used the props and costumes and had some of the children up to help him.
The children came out of the hall buzzing and full of talk about what they had just seen.
They went home and talked some more!
On Thursday David came back to do a book signing. It was a great turn out by the children who couldn’t wait to say hello again and get their books signed by him.
One child told us how he now wanted to be and author and one child wrote 2 short stories, which she read to David, he even wrote her a note on them and signed them. We definitely have a few budding authors.
The children were getting their books and immediately opening them and starting to read, they wanted lunchtime to hurry up so they could carry on reading!
It was a pleasure to have David at our school and we are sure you will see by all the photo’s what a magnificent time they all had.
David also commented that our children were exceptionally polite, well behaved and a credit to the school.
We will definitely being having David back to our school in the future and we look forward to him inspiring more children next time.