During the day, you will get to listen to 4 excellent and inspiring keynote talks. Here’s a bit about the speakers and their talks:
We All Deserve a Story That’s Ours
Patrice Lawrence, award-winning author of Rose, Interrupted and a brand new Enid Blyton Malory Towers story, will be introducing herself and her writing. Speaking about growing up, her reading habits as well as her experiences and inspirations, Patrice will highlight the importance of all readers seeing themselves in books and stories.
“No Outsiders” prepares children for life in modern Britain by recognising the diversity that exists in our communities and talking about it with enthusiasm. 2020 can be a scary place for a ten year old and messages of disharmony are all around us; how can schools promote an alternative narrative to the one some children will be hearing outside the school gates, which is based on fear and mistrust? Schools need to be finding ways to explore positive attitudes towards diversity and building an ethos where even the youngest children know everyone belongs and no one should be left out.
How does an early exposure to words and pictures play such an important role in the leadership of a primary school? Karl will take us on a journey from his working class reading roots to being appointed headteacher in a Lincolnshire school and recognising the need to be a Headteacher:Headreader to ensure reading is the inspiration for learning.
Join Steven as he shares his journey into illustration, giving us some top tips for drawing along the way. Then, get your pencils ready as we will be privileged to have a LIVE #DrawAlongALenton !