Children from four schools came together to see artist, author and former Children's Laureate, Chris Riddell, at Hazlegrove.
We were delighted to welcome children from North Cadbury Church of England Primary School, Countess Gytha Primary from Queen Camel and King's Hall School from Taunton. Our own Year 3 to Year 6 children were very excited to share this wonderful opportunity to see the artist who created Ottoline, Goth Girl and Mr Munroe.
Afterwards, the children were able to buy a book if they wished and have it signed by Chris Riddell. Our wonderful, local bookshop, Winstone's from Sherborne came along with a super selection of books.
Our Radio Hazlegrove Club children did a really interesting interview with Chris Riddell which you can listen to.
A really great time was had by everyone, and it was a shame when Chris Riddell had to go, but we will meet him again one day...
Thank you to Pan Macmillan and Winstone's Bookshop for offering us the chance to host this fabulous event.
"I learnt that I can really draw after all. I even got my picture signed!" - Jack - North Cadbury Primary School
"Chris Riddell has a big imagination and I can see that he likes writing books. I had a brilliant time!" - Madie - North Cadbury Primary School
"It was fun to watch Chris Riddell draw" - Sky - Countess Gytha Primary School
"I loved the drawings he did, and I loved watching him draw how he gets ready to write a book!" - Natalie - Countess Gytha Primary School
"It was fun to see Chris Riddell. It is my first Chris Riddell book and I am looking forward to reading it" - Jack - King's Hall
"I thought it was a good presentation and was very funny" - Connor - King's Hall
"I liked his drawings and I am going to try and draw like Chris Riddell now" - Ruby - Hazlegrove
"My favourite picture that Chris Riddell drew was the fish on a bicycle, it was very funny" - Rory - Hazlegrove
"I really enjoyed the presentation today and I am really looking forward to reading Sinister Symphony" - Olivia - Hazlegrove
"I have only read the Ottoline books, so I am very excited about reading Goth Girl" - Aerin - Hazlegrove
Click here to see the photographs in our Flickr album