So on Thursday morning we headed off to Lister Community School in Plaistow for a day of events and activities under the guidance of the hugely energetic LRC manager, Prabha Patel. She had created a wonderful welcome - with displays and work sheets all focused on Kirsty and her book, India Dark.
Interviews for the school website by the year 7's, followed by signing and raffle in the main foyer area and then onto a workshop with year 8's on being a writer. Incisive and enquiring questions from all the girls (no boys allowed!) as Kirsty used images and anecdotes to inspire and delight the students.
We met again on Monday morning in Brighton - at Hove Park School, where librarian Sue Iliffe had arranged for two groups of her top sets in years 8 and 9 to spend 50 mins with Kirsty. Again some great questions and all loved her pictures and research notes behind India Dark.
|Vanessa and Kirsty|
And then off to Hove Station for the next leg of her visit - it was lovely meeting you Kirsty and here's to next time.