Primary School Days Programme

Primary School Days Programme

Tuesday 9 – Friday 12 June 2020

Hello and welcome to our Primary School Days 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 School Days 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

Questions & Answers

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Tuesday 9 June 2020 KEY STAGE ONE

Wednesday 10 June 2020 KEY STAGE TWO

Thursday 11 June 2020 KEY STAGE ONE

Friday 12 June 2020 KEY STAGE TWO

Closing date is 22 May 2020.
Don’t let your school miss out as events book up quickly!

“What an inspiring event! I went to see Joseph Coelho with my Year 3 class this morning and we had a fantastic time. The children thoroughly enjoyed watching Joseph perform his poems and there was a real buzz of excitement in the room. My class also relished the opportunity to join in with Joseph 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. We would love to come back again next year!”


S. Cole, Year 3 Leader, Barnes Primary School  

“On behalf of the teachers and children in KS2 at Lowther, I would like to thank you for inviting us along to the Barnes Children’s Literature Festival today. It was a great opportunity to meet writers and to inspire the children further in their work. Year 5 enjoyed listening to Michelle Magorian and Years 3 and 4 came back raving about poetry! We’re so very lucky to have an event like this on our doorstep. Please let us know of any future opportunities that may come about. We would love to be a part of it!” 


L. Chalbot, Year 5 Teacher, Lowther Primary School  

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