This week, we welcomed well known community developer Farah Khan to Brilliant Books. Farah currently works for Nottingham City Council, helping to integrate new students at the Universities into Nottingham life. She's worked with unemployed people, people needing advice and has just finished working with homeless charity Framework.
Farah is a prodigious reader and after today, I can safely vouch for her skills as presenter. She managed to get the group of children - who were excited about a parallel visit of old boy Craig Westcarr to the school - interested in recycling and community refuse bin responsibility.
Then she read from popular author Judy Blume's work
and asked the children to go away and design a poster about community recycling.
Then finally, the session concluded with a NASTY DEADLINE from the EDITOR about the young people's short stories. As it is half term this week, they have until Wednesday the 25th to write their stories and hand in to the editor. There were some moans and groans, I can tell you, but a rallying call from Bev Rolley, the teacher we worked with last week, saw most of the authors make a determined vow too beat the deadline
Just three sessions to go on Brilliant Books at Seely School. We resume again on Wednesday 25th with Masai poet and oral heritage specialist Valentine Nkoyo
See you next time, Mark
Interview with Judy Blume