Category Archives: School session

Yr 2 Glyncollen Primary School

DSCN0393I’m so delighted to be able to add these photos of my visit to Year 2 at Glyncollen Primary School in Morriston to my website.

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I had a lovely afternoon there and I’m very grateful to Mrs Davies for inviting me to read my stories to her class.

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A big THANK YOU, too, to the fabulous actors who took part in the cookery role play. It was lots of fun! Emyr Rhys and Da-cu were very good at making a mess and Nain wasn’t too pleased when she got home after shopping!

Mrs Davies used my book, ‘Welsh Cakes and Custard’, as the basis for lots of lessons during March. Year 2 made cawl, held food tasting sessions and they recorded their results on graphs. They even made a shop for Hen Fenw Fach Cydweli in their classroom!

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And finally, the class took a trip to Kidwelly Castle. It looks like they had a great day out!

A very big DIOLCH! to Mrs Davies for sending me these photos. And a huge THANK YOU to Olivia who wrote a wonderful letter on behalf of her class to thank me for my visit!

(What a fantastic and inspiring banner on the school fence -“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” So very true!)


Yrs 1 & 2 at Ysgol y Castell Kidwelly

I had a lovely time once again visiting the wonderful Ysgol y Castell in my home town of Kidwelly. I used to be a teacher there and I love going back to see everyone.img_2244

The children in Years 1&2 are exploring festivals and celebrations. They’ve been reading ‘Welsh Cakes and Custard’ as part of their theme. It was great fun answering their questions and they joined in with sound effects as I read a story from ‘Three Cheers for Wales’. They’re very good at making frog and monster noises!


Year 2 also got a sneak peek at my newest book ‘St David’s Day is Cancelled’. I’m looking forward to taking them a copy when it’s published next month.

A big DIOLCH YN FAWR to Ysgol y Castell for inviting me in to school – see you again soon!

Celebrating World Book Day at Llanelli Library

A very big THANK YOU to Llanelli Library (especially Tracey, Giovanna and Tania) for inviting me to help celebrate World Book Day with them. Miss Owen’s lovely Year 1 class from Bigyn School came along to listen to my stories and take part in a making Welsh cakes role-play. It was great fun. Well done everyone!


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Got all the (fake!) ingredients ready for our role-play. Oh dear, I hope the eggs aren’t broken…

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Waiting for everyone to arrive for story time!

World Book Week Celebrations

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I had a fabulous afternoon in Ysgol y Castell, Kidwelly sharing my favourite fairy tales with the Nursery and Reception classes, and Year 1 & Year 2 too.

It’s always lovely to go back to the school where I used to teach, and I really enjoyed meeting the children and all their wonderful teachers and helpers.

Ysgol y Castell - March 2016 - 4And just in case you’re wondering, my favourite fairy tales are:

First, Goldilocks and the Three Bears because Goldilocks is very naughty but she gets a nasty fright in the end and that serves her right, especially as she’s broken Baby Bear’s chair. And I also love the ‘what happened next’ story called Goldilocks and Just the One Bear by Leigh Hodgkinson (published by Nosy Crow). It’s all about grown-up Baby Bear’s trip to the city where he finds grown-up Goldilocks and accidentally gets his own back on her. It’s great!
Ysgol y Castell - March 2016 - 5Second The Tinder Box by Hans Christian Andersen, because it has three dogs in it with very large eyes (one dog has eyes the size of tea cups, another dog has eyes the size of saucers and the last has eyes the size of dinner plates). I enjoy that fairy tale because I like dogs a lot, and I like magic dogs even more!

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“Thank you, Ysgol y Castell, for inviting me in to school to help celebrate World Book Week. I hope to see you all again soon!”

Visiting Year 2 at Ysgol y Castell, Kidwelly

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I went along to Ysgol y Castell to meet Mrs Pearce’s lovely Year 2 class. I took my books ‘Welsh Cakes and Custard’ and ‘Three Cheers for Wales’ and my little felt board too. Elen from Pont Books came with me. She was making a film of me reading a story. It was very exciting!



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Just checking if anyone knew which story has an ice-cream scoop in it. Well done to everyone who knew the answer. (It’s ‘Cawl and Custard for Betsi Wyn’ – she thinks the mashed potato in her soup is ice-cream!)




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Here we all are posing for a photo with Mrs Pearce. We’re cheering for Wales. Some of us are cheering more than others!


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This is Hannah, Dylan and me. I hope you’re both enjoying your ‘Welsh Cakes and Custard’.





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This is Year 2’s wonderful display of work about ‘Welsh Cakes and Custard’. I love the portraits of me. Well done everyone!

Thank you for letting me come into your class Year 2 and Mrs Pearce. I really enjoyed my afternoon. And thank you Miss John for taking the photos.

Here’s the film that Elen made:


Welsh Cakes and Custard at Ysgol yr Hendy

Diolch yn fawr to Mrs Kenny for inviting me into Ysgol yr Hendy to share my book. Thank you to Yr 1 & 2, Yr 3 & 4 and Bl 3 & 4 for listening to my stories and for the great acting!

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Diolch yn fawr to Bl 3 & 4 for being so interested in my book and to the actors who played Nain, Emyr Rhys and Da-cu – you were great!

Here  are Bl 3 & 4’s comments: Hendy School – Thank you Wendy

Children’s Book Week in Vale of Glamorgan

It was lovely to visit Barry and Cowbridge libraries. A big thank you to Ms Rees for sending me these photos of Year One, Y Bont Faen Primary School.

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Well done to Year One for bringing their imaginations along to my reading session – and well done to the brilliant actors too!