A special evening

MarloweAcademyDadRibbonFirstSightChildrenMeQuiltYesterday I had the pleasure of un-veiling a quilt made by a group of year 7 children at The Marlowe Academy in Kent. The children have been learning about ‘restorative justice’ and used my ‘Freya and Fred’ book as inspiration (how amazing is that!) to each make a hand stitched applique picture of themselves to create this wonderful quilt which will hang in the school for many years to come.

I made a short speech to a large gathering of teachers, children and parents (can’t remember a word I said) and then I pulled the red ribbon and the quilt was revealed. It brought a tear to my eye I must say!

I had a lovely time chatting to the children and their parents and left the school feeling very proud and quite overwhelmed with it all.

Thank you to all the children, parents and staff at The Marlowe Academy for a very special evening.

4 Responses to “A special evening”

  1. Dotty Says:
    July 19th, 2014 at 11:47 am

    A fantastic & worthwhile project. The quilt looks great and I can see why it would feel a bit emotional unveiling it.x

  2. Plum Cox Says:
    July 21st, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    How totally brilliant! No wonder it brought a tear to your eye, you must be thrilled that your book is being used like that!
    Well done all those Year 7 children for their fabulous work too!

  3. Jane W. Says:
    August 5th, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    What a great project and a lovely use of your book – well done everyone!

  4. Sue Hall Says:
    August 5th, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Hi Janet,
    I would have been sobbing if I were you, well done! They should hang on to their copy of Freya and Fred, I have just seen one for sale on amazon for £3831.19 !
    Kind regards , Sue Hall

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