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Patron of Reading 5 years on…

Five years ago, on May 4th 2012, I visited Ysgol Esgob Morgan Primary School (now Ysgol Esgob Morgan Church in Wales School) for the first time as its Patron of Reading. This brilliant initiative was first mooted by the dynamic headteacher there, Tim Redgrave. He’d first met me a couple of years earlier when he […]

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And the winners were…

OK, so this news isn’t exactly hot off the press – more lukewarm out of last week’s chip papers but hey… Simon Bartram’s Clone Chaos won the Nottingham Mega Reads Award. Chosen by Y3s in six primaries in the Ellis Guilford Partnership.                       Clone Chaos […]

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And the award goes to…

The awards season is in full swing. iphone 6 quality case On Thursday I attended the Society of Authors Authors’ Awards and here’s my invitation to prove it:                           My initial reaction to being at such ceremonies is always a sense of disbelief, […]

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Chippy Friday!

I spent Friday at Ysgol Esgob Morgan, the primary school in St Asaph where I’m patron of reading. I chose the right day – it was ‘Chippy Friday’ where the children get chips in a paper bag like in a real fish and chip shop. qi case iphone 7 plus In your face, Jamie Oliver! […]


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Mega Reads

I’ve just finished three days of working with six primary schools in Nottingham which are all involved in something called Mega Reads. Aimed at Year 3s, ‘Mega Reads’ is the consortium of schools’ own mini book award.  What happens is the Y3s are given four short-listed titles to choose from and then they  decide which […]

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