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St Matthews CofE Primary School

St Matthew's

Church of England Primary School

Believing, Achieving, Succeeding

Will Grill is Brill!

We had the extremely talented William Grill. author and illustrator of Shackleton's Journey, in with Year 6 this week.

The children have been learning all about the epic, true story of Ernest Shackleton's challenge to cross the Antarctic continent, from sea to sea, via the pole. Will began with a bit of background info about himself and showed the class how he gathers all his ideas for his books through sketching in notebooks-we even got to the rough drawings notebook for Shackleton's Journey! We learnt a lot about what inspires his work then we got the opportunity to ask him questions.

Then, we had an extended art workshop where the children created lino prints. The day was AMAZING and the artwork was BRILLIANT! Even Ben Fogle thought so too! A truly memorable day had by everyone!