Award winning author and artist shares her skills with pupils

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A BAFTA winning author, illustrator and animator shared her skills with pupils at a village school.

Hannah Giffard, who created the TV series Pablo the Little Red Fox, spoke to children at Great Whelnetham Primary about the story writing and illustrating process.

During her two day visit, pupils started working on their own pieces.

Headteacher Chris Lawson said: “The children and staff loved it. She was so lovely with them.”

n The sights and sounds of Africa swept through St Edmundsbury Primary as pupils took part in a Global Week.

Following a visit by two teachers to Rwanda over the half term, children enjoyed African drumming, stories and games.

They made plastic bag footballs and art using recycled teabags.

The school also welcomed charity Send a Cow, which provides cattle to families to help them out of poverty.

n More than 80 guests were treated to a variety of entertainment during a tea dance at Beyton Middle.

Children sang, danced, played instruments and performed magic tricks for care home residents, grandparents, parents and members of the community.

They also watched a power point presentation about the history of the school.

n Year 11 students at King Edward VI hosted a Maths masterclass with activities around number patterns and fractions for 44 younger pupils from schools including St James Middle, Hardwick Middle, Hardwick Primary, Guildhall Feoffment, Abbots Green, All Saints and Sebert Wood. They are part of the Bury Schools Partnership.

n Barningham Primary’s new classroom is moving forward after builders removed the sacffolding over the half term. The school has started to buy resources.