Spofforth Primary School in Harrogate

Sophia Moor (Class Teacher), Spofforth Primary School in Harrogate
1. What was the reason for having Conrad come to work in your school?
We wanted the children to be able to experience a visit from a local poet to help inspire reluctant writers during our KS2 History and Poetry week. I had previously had a workshop with Conrad during my teacher training in 2013 and knew he would be the perfect choice!
2. What effect and impact has Conrad had in school – with the children and staff (and did he meet the need that you’d identified)?
The children left school yesterday absolutely filled with joy. Some of my Y4 boys said it was the best day they had ever had at school. During staff meeting at the end of the day, all staff who had been involved with the workshops during the day said how well organised and beneficial it had been to the children in KS2.
3. What (if anything) makes Conrad different to other visitors you’ve had in school?
He is very fun and engaging – really bringing the work he does to life. He gave all children access to the work he had planned and was inclusive of all needs and abilities.
4. Would you consider inviting Conrad back to work in school with you in the future?
Yes most definitely – we had a fantastic day!
5. Do you have any staff / pupil comments about Conrad’s visit(s)?
‘That was the best day ever! I love poetry and feel much better at it now’ – Samuel Class 4
‘It was so good to challenge the government with our poem. It was really good fun to do and I liked making actions to go with it’ – Olivia Class 5
‘The superhero poem we made was the best because it was funny. I like funny poems because they are easier to remember’ – Ruby Class 3

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    • Fun and engaging
    • Over 10 years’ experience
    • DBS certified
    • Nursery – Year 6
    • Poet, Storyteller and Writer
    • Teacher trainer
    • Visited over 200 schools

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12 left Thursday 30th

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The BFG visited Violet and Mabel’s school today. His planned visit was announced yesterday. Violet quickly worked out who it would be, but Mabel didn’t.

“How will he fit in our school, daddy?” she asked, as Violet winked knowingly in my direction. Violet was SO excited last night to be in on the secret.

“You’ve got the best job ever,” she squealed this morning.

And you know what? On days like these I really have. The look of pure joy on Mabel’s face whilst I was clowning around in assembly was something that I’ll never forget.

I like being the BFG - he’s friendly and funny and kind, and, rather usefully, his brain is all scrambled - just like mine.

This may be the last chance I ever get to work with any of my girls in school, and if it turns out to be that way, then what a fine way to bow out.

They were SO excited and SO proud.

Just like their dad.

*Just before this photo was taken, the BFG said: “I is thinking you girls must be having a very nice dad.” They nodded furiously. I noticed the BFG smiled bigger than ever. And was that a hint of a tear in his eye...?!*
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