I had a brilliant day in Chester at Oldfield Primary School who invited me to work with them on a special poetry day for World Book Day. After a very early start and long drive the warm welcome I received was, itself, welcome.
I saw lots of Wallys and discovered that Snow White teaches there. The staff (as you’ll see from the photo) were a colourful crowd and the kids were equally impressive.
They were great to perform to and the workshops produced some wonderful work which was shared at the end of the day.
James Read (y4 I think) wrote a poem in my honour. Although modesty forbids me from publishing the whole thing it ends like this…
Read his poems on Friday and you’ll be glad.
Read his poems on Saturday, then repeat them to your dad.
Read them on Sunday and you won’t feel low.
Then rush around and tell everyone you know
Bernard Young, Bernard Young
He writes great poems, does Bernard Young