Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Hello Everyone

Last week was the Scottish Book Week and I had a great time meeting everyone in school. Thank you for making me feel so very welcome.

It was the first time I have been to Hawick and I can't wait to come again. It was dark when I finally arrived so I couldn't see much of the town - I just had time to get to my hotel and have a little read before going to bed. The stairs up to my room were very impressive. I wish we had spiral stairs like these. It was like climbing up a tower in inside a castle.

The next morning I was up bright and early, driving through town and heading to school. 
During the rest of the day I had lots of fun sharing stories and talking about books, reading and writing. There was lots of enthusiasm and lots of great questions being asked.

I was really impressed with the Patron of Reading display in the school entrance... this was starting to fill up with things as the day went on.

I know that you all had a really busy week last week - visiting the local library and lots, lots more... I love to hear from you - so leave a message and let me know what you have been up to. 

I think that everyone will have been given their Reading Passports by now so please do let me know what great books you have been reading. You can leave a message on here or you can send me an email.

Keep in touch and lets share our love of reading...

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Three Countries In One Day

Another quick hello before my visit on Tuesday - I'm really looking forward to meeting everyone.
Monday is going to be a long day as I will be waking up at home here in Wales, crossing the border into England to visit a school there, and then driving up and across the border to Scotland...

Phew! three countries in one day.

See you all soon...

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Patron Of Reading

Here's a huge hello to you all at Burnfoot Community Primary School... I am absolutely delighted to have been asked to be your Patron of Reading and I can't wait to come and meet everyone on the 28th November.

A Patron of Reading is an Author, Illustrator, Poet or Storyteller that has a close link with a school and who encourages everyone to share a love of reading. This isn't something that I can do on my own though... I want you to help too. Whether you're a pupil, a teacher or a parent I want you to get involved so we can all share our love of reading.

Let me know what sort of things you like to read and what you are reading right now - it might be a book - it might be a comic - it might be a graphic novel or perhaps it's something else. If you think that someone else might be interested in the same thing then let me know and I can write about it here. So please leave a comment or send me an email.

Here's some things you can do...

Let me know who your favourite author is...

Let me know what your favourite book is now - or, grown-ups, when you were a child...

Send me a picture that you have drawn or a piece of writing that you have done...

Send me a picture of yourself reading a book in an unusual or interesting place (you can always hide your face behind the book so that no one knows who it is - and that way it will keep your friends guessing.)  Remember to get your parents permission if you're sending a picture.

To find out more about me you can visit my website www.damianharvey.co.uk you can also email me if you want to ask anything about me or writing.