Primary Schools Programme - POSTPONED
Due to the coronavirus crisis our free Primary Schools Programme will be rescheduled later this year. Some of the amazing authors from this Programme are appearing as part of our At Home event from Tuesday 9 to Sunday 14 June 2020 but PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME SESSION TIMES MAY HAVE CHANGED.
Love, the Barnes Children’s Literature Festival XO
Primary Schools Programme
Tuesday 9 – Friday 12 June 2020
Hello and welcome to our Primary Schools Programme.
The Barnes Children’s Literature Festival was created to inspire the next generation of readers and writers. To ensure that every child can have the Festival experience we are proud to provide our programme free to all state primary schools in London.
Our Primary Schools Programme will introduce pupils to their favourite authors and illustrators, as well as to a few exciting new voices and will explore a variety of topics linked to the national curriculum, including World War Two and poetry.
At Barnes we believe that kids can live their dreams through the power of reading, writing and ideas and that these are the tools to help them say ‘yes!’ to new things, to create new conversations, tell their stories differently and to build their futures.
We can’t wait to welcome you and your students to Barnes.
Amanda J. Brettargh, Director
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You can register here
Click on an author below to reserve your places
Tuesday 9 June 2020
MAKE A DONATION
Over 90% of the income we need to produce the Festival each year is provided when you buy a ticket. Without our ticket sales revenue, we’ve got a difficult year ahead. We know this is a worrying time for everyone, but if you are able please consider making a donation so that we can continue to bring you the Barnes you love. Whatever you can give will make a big difference.
Wednesday 10 June 2020
Thursday 11 June 2020
Friday 12 June 2020
Closing date is 22 May 2020.
Don’t let your school miss out as events book up quickly!
‘What an inspiring event! The children relished the opportunity to join in with Joseph Coelho and come up with their own ideas for poems. As a teacher, it also gave me ideas about how to teach children to write poems and how to create an exciting poetry lesson.’
Barnes Primary School, Barnes
‘Roger McGough’s event encouraged our children to be interested in words, to value their own ideas, to read and write poetry, to look at things in different ways and to appreciate the funny side of life: not a bad morning’s work!’
Lowther Primary School, Barnes
‘The children have been so inspired by Onjali Rauf’s talk on the refugee crisis that they are planning to do something in school to raise money. This was such a relevant talk for our children as we do have refugee families in our school and community and it is timely to have raised awareness of their situation. On top of this, they are all keen to read her book!’
Lionel Primary School, Brentford