The HPM took a back seat over the Christmas period as the girls were off school, and there was snow everywhere - however as the handbrake comes off 2010 and January is put into first gear, I am itching for the schools to reopen and invite me in.
Bookings for January so far
6th Reddish Primary School
13th Lisburne Lane Primary School
22nd Heaton Norris Primary School
23rd Waterstones Altrincham 11.00 Reading
28th Warren Wood Primary School
29th Etchells Primary School
Just before the Christmas holidays I did get chance to read Golden Arm to the pupils of Ladybrook Primary and Adswood Primary schools and the response was brilliant. I was initially worried that the poem may be too long, but that seems unfounded especially as I walked about the classroom - "Brechtian style", making sure I made eye contact with everyone and when I was sure I had their attention I put extra emphasis in the words and steadily increased the tension to the end before delivering the " YOU'VE GOT IT" line with gusto.