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The Amazing Neil Griffiths

On Wednesday 25th November, we were lucky enough to have the author, Neil Griffiths, visit our school. His highly interactive storytelling session with the whole school entertained everyone, from Reception to Year 6, and had the whole school laughing (and itching!). This was followed by an equally engaging workshop for parents exploring story-telling techniques and how to support and enjoy reading at home. Neil really highlighted the crucial role parents have in developing and supporting their children’s love of reading.


Feedback comments from parents included:


“Inspirational presentation. Really funny guy. Thanks for the tips.”


“What a lovely event. Thank you very much. We do forget sometimes how reading together is important.”


“Beautifully presented. The role play with Mrs Patel really hit home… let your guard down and just enjoy stories together.”


 “Wonderful idea to invite Neil. What an exceptional person! So inspiring and fun!”


“Fabulous! Every parent should hear Neil speak.”


I think everyone at Whitings Hill - children, staff and parents - would echo those comments. Many thanks to Mrs Ellis, our English Subject Leader and Year 6 teacher, for organising such an amazing event.