Dedworth Green First School

“Vlad’s here! Vlad’s here!” was the wonderful greeting he got from the Year 2 children at Dedworth Green First School on Monday. He’s been a bit big-headed ever since but I have pointed out that he still needs me to drive him to meet his fans. The children joined in […]

Quinton House School

After a lovely welcome to Quinton House we shared the story and looked at the Sun plaque. The children were ahead of me in knowing about parchment and quills as they have been working hard on the topic, using Vlad’s story. I was so excited to see the paintings of […]

Byfield School

It was a pleasure to visit this lovely school in such a beautiful part of the country.  Class 2 had read Vlad’s story and written their own accounts of his adventure. We told the story together with our actions and rhymes. After a re-enacting the bucket chains we did some […]

When you are 6 years old it is almost impossibly difficult to understand 350 years ago. I regularly told my pupils I was one hundred and eighty three on my birthday … and some of them believed me. Props and artefacts help put it all in context. That is the […]