Congratulations to Horfield Primary

posted 4 Sept 2018, 03:37 by Miranda Frost

Congratulations to Horfield Primary in hosting the Bristol Children's Literature Festival 

Well, what a fantastic day it turned out to be! After lots of planning, the big day arrived on Saturday 14th July.  The school was sparkling both inside and out, classes were ready for our numerous guest authors, the ticket booth ready for "on the day" visitors and the sun was shining! Among the many authors running workshops were Amy Wilson, Andy Seed, John Hegley, Kjartan Poskitt, SF Said, Mini Grey and Chris d'Lacey.  As well as the author workshops, we had inspirational art and craft workshops running throughout the day and two singing workshops for KS1 and KS2. 

SF Said: Thank you and everyone involved with the festival so much for organising a fantastic day!  I really enjoyed it - it was great to see so much enthusiasm for reading and books, and to meet some really brilliant young readers.

Kjartan Poskitt: It really was a great day, and it’s amazing to think it’s the first such event you people have hosted. I’ve been looking forward to my Bristol trip since Steve and Jenny first got in touch months ago, and it was every bit as much fun as I’d expected. You had absolutely nailed everything and the whole event was a total buzz.

Mini Grey: Thanks for looking after me so well at the festival on Saturday...It was a lovely crowd!...congratulations to all involved for creating a fantastically successful festival!