18 Nov 2010

Delabole Primary School PL33 9AL

Arrrghhh! Pirates!
Delabole Primary School receives visit from author
Thursday, 18 November 2010
The children in Years 2 to Years 6 at Delabole Primary School dressed up as pirates in preparation for a visit by Jack Trelawny, the author of the Kernowland series of books. He treated them to an interactive powerpoint slideshow and told them where he gets his ideas and how a story is written. He read extracts from his first book ‘The Crystal Pool’ and signed books for the children to purchase. It is hoped his visit will inspire the children to become authors themselves.

Source: Post Series Newspapers

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See you next time in the Story House.

Happy writing... and reading!

Jack
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7 Oct 2010

Springfield Primary School CM1 6XW

'Everyone was transfixed and inspired...'
I visited Springfield Primary School in Chelmsford, Essex and gave a slideshow presentation and talk followed by a 'Meet the Author' booksigning event.

Afterwards, the school kindly reviewed the visit on Twitpic. This helps other schools to know what happens so they can decide if they would like a FREE Jack Trelawny author visit to their school...

"A real life author - Jack Trelawny - visted the school last Thursday. Everyone was transfixed and inspired by his talk about how everything can tell a story!"

Website: Springfield Primary School

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See you next time in the Story House.

Happy writing... and reading!

Jack
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5 Oct 2010

Glade Primary School IG5 0PF

Jack Trelawny visits Glade Primary School for Book Week
The author presented his Edutainment slideshow to about 380 children in Years 2-6 during their Book Week. The presentation was followed by Question Time and then a 'Meet the Author' book signing event.


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Happy writing... and reading!

Jack
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29 Sep 2010

Wadebridge Primary School PL27 6BL

Mrs Hughes with Yr 3 pirates!
Imaginations and pirates run riot at primary school
Pirates took over Wadebridge Primary School when they enjoyed a visit from Cornish author Jack Trelawny. He is a children's fiction writer who has written a series of six books in the Kernowland series set in an imaginary Cornwall. He talked to the children about his writing and signed copies of his books. Teacher Jeremy Northcott said: "There's nothing like adventure to get children reading. The children loved Jack Trelawny and his Cornish tales." 


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Happy writing... and reading!

Jack
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27 Sep 2010

Nansloe Primary School TR13 8JF

Meet the Author - book signing after the talk
Visit by author inspires children
THEY HAD read the books and on Monday Helston schoolchildren had the chance to meet the man who wrote them. Jack Trelawny, author of the Kernowland series, was welcomed to Nansloe CP School on Monday afternoon. Head of key stage two Derrick Frantz said:

"The children were excited about the visit as they had been feverishly reading the Kernowland books, which were freely available from the school library, in anticipation of the visit.

"It was evident that the children were inspired by Mr Trelawny who gave a talk about how he creates stories from looking at pictures and listening out for ideas from a variety of sources."
This was exemplified by Year 5 pupil Nicholas who said: "I want to write loads of stories now."
Each child who had ordered a copy of one of the books was able to have it signed and dedicated by the author.
Mr Trelawny was very complimentary about his visit saying he felt "very welcome at Nansloe".
Mr Frantz also gave a very special thank you to Heather Foster, the school librarian, for arranging it all.
Text Source: This is Cornwall         Image Source: Nansloe Primary School

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Happy writing... and reading!

Jack
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Treleigh Primary School TR16 4AY

Jack Trelawny with Captain Bombadinga and other pirates!
Children's author visits school and inspires pupils' own stories
CHILDREN'S author Jack Trelawny – creator of the Kernowland series – visited Treleigh Primary School to talk about his work.

Children, teachers and support staff dressed as pirates and pirate mascot Captain Bombadinga popped in to see what all the fuss was about. Mr Trelawny talked about his connections to Cornwall and his inspiration for his stories.
The children were enthralled and excited at his ideas and listened intently as he read the first chapters of his book The Crystal Pool, which featured a small girl and boy and their adventures in Kernowland.
Opportunity
The children were given the opportunity to buy signed copies of his books.
Year 5 children are looking forward to reading it as their literacy topic book next half-term and excerpts from their own stories will be sent to Mr Trelawny for him to read.
Head teacher Helen Collinge said: "We were thrilled to receive this visit from Jack and to find out more about his series of books. The children were inspired by his talk and are now bursting with ideas for their own stories."
Source: This is Cornwall

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Happy writing... and reading!

Jack
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23 Jun 2010

Letter and art from Katie

Review letter and art from Katie - Bamford Primary School, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S33 0AR
Art by Katie
I visited Bamford Primary School in Derbyshire on 17 June 2010 and gave a slideshow presentation and talk followed by a 'Meet the Author' booksigning event. We talked about the Story House and tried to make sure we could remember all important W words for stories.

Afterwards, the children sent me their thoughts about the visit and lots of artwork. This helps other schools to know what happens so they can decide if they would like a FREE Jack Trelawny author visit to their school.

I liked the art that Katie sent (click images to enlarge).
Letter from Katie
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Happy writing... and reading!

Jack
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Bamford Primary School

Visit to Bamford Primary School, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S33 0AR - Letters and artwork from children
Art by Hannah Knapp
I visited Bamford Primary School in Derbyshire on 17 June 2010 and gave a slideshow presentation and talk followed by a 'Meet the Author' booksigning event. We talked about the Story House and tried to make sure we could remember all important W words for stories.
Review of visit from teacher
Afterwards, literacy coordinator, Caralyn Denver, kindly sent me a review of the visit and lots of artwork and letters from the children. This helps other schools to know what happens so they can decide if they would like a FREE Jack Trelawny author visit to their school.

Click images to enlarge...
Letter and art from Hannah Knapp
Letter and art from Emily
Letter and art from Natasha
Art by Katie
Letter from Katie
Art by Daisy
Letter from Daisy
Letter and art from Joanna Bland
Letter and art from Elliot Fisher
Art by Beth
Letter and art from Beth
Art by Emily Hallam
Letter and art by Emily Hallam
Letter and art from Connor T
Letter and art from Emma
Story and art from Emma
Letter and art from Olivia
Letter and art from Phoebe
Letter and art from Richard
Art from Richard
Letter and art from Isabella
Letter and art from Savannah

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See you next time in the Story House

Happy writing... and reading!

Jack
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