Jo Hodgkinson visits from Istanbul
Jo Hodgkinson, author of The Talent Show, was over from Istanbul, where she currently teaches, to visit schools in London as part of the World Book Day celebrations. The Talent Show had been selected by the World Book Day as one of their recommended books.
Jo visited Nell Gwynn Nursery School in Peckham, Annemount School in Hampstead and Gate House School in Hackney. The children at Annemount School were all decked out in costumes inspired by their literary heroes and at Gate House School the children (including 2 other neighbouring schools) performed a talent show of their own! (which Jo favourably judged, of course). Jo also got the children to create their very own Talent Show characters on shiny, gold star necklaces and read the story to the classes using plenty of funny animal noises!
A good trip was had by all!