Llanbister Primary School
Experience Days
2021 - 2022

Experience Day 1 - 26th April 2022
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Today the children had a range of experiences to kick start our topic of Authors and Illustrators. We went to the library in Llandrindod and learned about the job of a librarian and how to check books out, we even got to chose a book of our very own to take back to school.

 

In the afternoon, the older learners completed some water sports on the lake, while the younger children went to see the Smartest Giant in Town at the Albert Hall in Llandrindod. 

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Experience Day 25th May 2022
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Today the children were visited by Author and Illustrator of the Farmer in training series, Anwen Nicholls and Kenneth Rees.

 

The pair answered questions from the children and Kenneth ran a short drawing session with the children who drew their own sheep in the style of those in the books.

 

Anwen and Kenneth also held a book signing for the pupils, a first experience for both the pupils and the books creators.

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Experience Day 312th May 2022
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On Thursday 12th May we were visited by local resident Matt Jones from 'The County Times'. He visited school to share his experiences of Journalism and gave us insight into how newspapers are compiled and sent out to the wider public.

 

Matt was able to reflect on the opportunities he has been given since becoming a Journalist and helped to inspire some of our learners to think about their career choices in the future. 

Experience Day 413th May 2022
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On Friday 13th May we had a visit from 'Alf' the Roald Dahl Guru, he took the children through some of the wonderous adventures of Roald Dahl characters.

 

The children were thoroughly engaged with this high energy, funny and educational workshop. 

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Experience Day 5 - 26th May 2022
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On the 26th May children in years 3-6 travelled to Hay on Wye to the annual Book Festival.

 

Whilst there, the children listened to Rich Knight, author of If I ran the country, Jenny Valentine, author of A girl called Joy and Roma Agrawal, author of How was that built? talk about their experiences of writing books, why they write them and how this happens.

 

The children participated in a question-and-answer session with Jenny Valentine and visited the book shop to meet the authors in person. 

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