Saturday, January 20, 2007

EVERYBODY WRITES is a project to promote the importance of writing as a life skill.
Last friday Allison Edwards and I ran a workshop at the Institute of Education for primary school teachers with actor Toby Jones (currently receiving rave reviews for his role as Truman Capote in 'Infamous'). The session was about creative approaches to making the whole school a 'Writing School' and led to ideas for word benches, poetry gardens, blogs and newspaper projects, letter writing days and much more.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Well it's utterly disgraceful that this is my first Booktrust blog of 2007!
It's no excuse whatsoever that the last few weeks of last year were utterly hectic - including our wonderful children's party at Number 11 Downing Street, exciting news in the pre-Budget speech and the Annual General Meeting when we said a sad goodbye to our wise and supportive Chair, Kim Reynolds, and Trevor Glover, who held the post before Kim and handled this difficult role with great skill.

Today a number of the Booktrust team attended the launch of the Family Reading Campaign at the Oval where newscaster Huw Edwards held court, so let this murky photo represent a year of family reading and glad collaboration between reading organisations.

I have no excuses, but am also in the midst of much planning, which includes thoughts on the direction of the Booktrust blogerama more news of which shortly.