This half-term, the children in Year 6 have been studying the book ‘Skellig’ by David Almond. They have thoroughly enjoyed the book and have been excited to find out exactly what ‘Skellig’ was and what would happen to the baby in the story. During their studies, it came to light that Leanne Billinghurst (one of the parents) had actually worked with David Almond some years ago to create an exhibition about him and his work at Seven Stories in Newcastle. She kindly visited school and shared her experiences working creatively on this project and many others. Perhaps the most exciting part was that David Almond personally sent a message to the children – see the link below.
For your information, Seven Stories is now free to visit and is always a fantastic experience.