The girls in Year 1 and 2 have participated in workshops run by local author Helen Hamill over the last two weeks. They were able to see examples of Helen’s original illustrations and adaptations, see her paint box and learn how she had come up ideas for her ‘button’ themed books. Year 1 enjoyed reading ‘Bertie the Soldier Button’ and using adjectives to describe Bertie. They then used a button to create their own poppies.
This week, Helen brought in her explorer resources and the Year 2 girls went on an adventure around the world with ‘Bethany the Explorer Button’ and visited a variety of continents, discussing the landmarks and animals to be found in different places.
We are very much looking forward to Helen returning to Rowan Brae to run a workshop for the girls in Reception as well.