Burley-in-Wharfedale, West Yorkshire TRG – an update from Jo Siddall

We were delighted to welcome author and illustrator Bethan Woollvin to our first reading group.  She introduced us to her book “Little Red” and explained the positive messages she was hoping to send to children with her beautifully illustrated twisted tales.  Enthused by her passion for storytelling, we then explored the research rich pedagogies website and reviewed our own practice.  We identified that our knowledge of children's poets was an area we all wanted to develop for next time so everyone was tasked with bringing two poetry books to share in November.  Finally, we blethered about our favourite books and borrowed books from the book box.  A brilliant start with lots of really keen readers from a wide variety of different settings.  Looking forward to our next meeting!

Photos from the session can be found on our twitter page https://twitter.com/BWEnglishHub