A few weeks ago two copies of ‘Jack Reusen and the Fey Flame’ went off on their way to Crieff Primary School. The school is in the middle of moving buildings at the moment so I don’t think they’ll have time to have me over for a visit or talk but I couldn’t resist the chance to send them a couple of reading copies down for kids to have a look at.
It’s really odd for me because that’s the primary school I went to (my own kids go there now too) it’s a nice sensation sharing something I’m so proud of with a place that helped me to broaden my reading and learn the early parts of putting a story together.
It sounds like the children who have been reading about Jack’s world so far are enjoying the books and I’m looking forward to any feedback that the pupils and teachers might have for me.
I missed a chance to visit the school for a special event they were holding on Thursday to commemorate the old building (they’re moving to a brand new campus-style building after the summer holidays). I wish I’d had a chance to say goodbye to the place but I’ve already been lucky enough to watch my wee boys enjoying the place and I’ve had more than a couple of opportunities to enjoy all kinds of events offered by the school over the past few years.
Crieff Primary helped me come out of my shell and feel more comfortable as an individual, and I think they’re still carrying on that tradition with their current pupils. As much as I’ll miss the old building I’m glad to see that what makes CPS will still live on.
As always thanks for reading, and feel free to share memories of what your primary school gave you in the comments section below (and please don’t forget to pop along and like the official Facebook page by clicking this link). All the best, John