Goodbye Shanghai!

March 25, 2014 at 9:32 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Well I’m back home in Hong Kong again – and what a fabulous fortnight I had in Shanghai! I visited 8 fantastic schools, as well as my morning session at the Shanghai International Literary Festival – and it was all just wonderful!  Thanks to all the kids, teachers, mums, dads and writers I met – it was magic!

Shanghai International Literary Festival:

Here are some photos of my session on Saturday 15th March at the Shanghai International Literary Festival – it was fantastic fun!

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Starbugs Academy, Shanghai:

Then on Sunday afternoon I spent a wonderful hour with the kids, mums and dads at Starbugs Academy, a fantastic after-school club for local Shanghai children who are learning English by – you guessed it – reading lots and lots and lots of English language children’s books! It’s such a great idea, and the kids speak fabulous English! Here I am with my friend Qing Yang, founder of the Academy, during a session and with one of my fans afterwards!

Starbugs #1Starbugs #2Starbugs #3


British International School, Pudong Campus:

Here is the lovely Sally Scrymgeour, Head of Literacy Year 3 teacher at British International School Shanghai, Pudong campus, who was my host when I visited on Monday 17th March! And also pictured, some gorgeous BISS kids, as well as one of our reading sessions.

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Britannica International School:

On Tuesday I visited the beautiful new, ultra-modern Britannica International School, where KS3 English teacher Helen Mun, hosted me to a lovely morning of story readings with the kids. Here is a wonderfully Horsey Door to a classroom; then introducing the little kids to Pin Yin Panda and a Chinese New Year’s Feast; and some of my lovely fans!

Britannica #1 Horse DoorBritannica #5 New Year's Feast

Britannica #7 lots of answers!Britannica #2 fans

Shanghai American School, Pudong Campus:

And here I am with the fabulous Kimbra Power, a fellow Tasmanian, and primary librarian at Shanghai American School Pudong which I visited on Wednesday 19th March, and her team, Joji and Stella! Take a look at the wild and wacky Dr Seuss paintings on the sofa, drawn by the upper school artists! Below is Kimbra’s lovely daughter Hannah, and the book display table!

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SAS March 2014 SAS #2

YK Pao School, Shanghai:

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And last but not least, I spent a fabulous final two days with the inspiring teachers and kids of  YK Pao School in Shanghai! On our first day together, we had a lot of fun with story readings. And on our second day, I met the kids personally with a fabulous, huge book signing! Here I am with some lovely fans, and Jon Banks, my charming host, standing behind!

YK Pao #4 YK Pao #3  YK Pao #1

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