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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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Where did you get that hat? Summer Reading Challenge

Give us an ‘S’. blue phone case iphone 7 Give us an ‘R’. best iphone 6 s plus cases Give us a ‘C’. What have you got? SRC… which everyone knows stands for the Summer Reading Challenge. Yes, the Summer Reading Challenge, the Reading Agency’s simple-yet-genius idea to keep children’s reading for pleasure levels topped […]

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World Book Day part 2: questions from Hillside Primary

Note to self: Stop setting challenges where you promise to give a book as a reward to anyone who meets that challenge. Either that or face bankruptcy. ‘I’ll give away a copy of ‘Football Mad’ to anyone who asks a question I’ve never been asked before,’ I glibly told the teachers at Hillside Primary School […]

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Patron of Reading Conference

Yesterday was the first ever Patron of Reading conference. Like a ‘nana I didn’t take any photos to capture this prestigious event. Hey-ho. Suffice to say I looked radiant as I talked about how much I enjoyed being a patron at Ysgol Esgob Morgan. Tim Redgrave, the head teacher whose idea it all was, looked […]

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Rats & Writing Squads

I’ve just had two brilliant days in Denbighshire, North Wales. I spent Tuesday with the pupils of Ysgol Esgob Morgan. This school, as I’m sure you’ve gathered by now, is no ordinary school. How can it be when its head teacher, Tim Redgrave, came up with the Patron of Reading idea? Not only that, he chose me […]

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Summer Reading Challenge Books

Pupils from Class 4 at Ysgob Esgob Morgan have been writing to me on our cool and exclusive Patron of Reading blog about some of the books they read for the Summer Reading Challenge. Big thanks to the two Mega Blog Monitors, Martha and Eirawen, for encouraging their classmates to participate.                 […]

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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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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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Kulanjango by Jenny Ritchie

If you’ve been following my blog you’ll know that I’m the patron of reading of a school in North Wales (Ysgol Esgob Morgan). The headteacher, Tim Redgrave, has been getting so much interest about it from other schools and authors we’re devising a set of guidelines about what a patron  does.  Basically, the main emphasis […]

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Busy, busy, busy…

Yikes!  What’s going on?  So many schools are contacting me asking about  author visits. Maybe it’s everyone’s New Year’s Resolution to have one. I’m not complaining, mind you; the more the merrier. My first visit is this Friday to Ysgol Esgob Morgan Primary.  Ysgol Esgob Morgan is the school where I’m patron of reading so […]

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