Michael Rosen visits Caterham!
Over 300 hundred voices spontaneously erupted into synchronised poetry on Thursday– such was the impact of our very special guest Michael Rosen, former Children’s Laureate and much loved author for generations of children. Mr Rosen met with our Fifth Year Drama Class and pupils of all ages in the Centre for Performing Arts, He then held the audience of pupils from Caterham Prep School and our East Surrey Learning Partnership schools spellbound as he gave them a whistle stop tour of his 50 years of writing for young people, the inspirations for his favourite stories and how he turns ideas into enduring tales. The questions flowed, as did the laughter, and a thoroughly inspiring morning was enjoyed by all.
To prove the longevity of Rosen’s children’s stories one prep pupil even brought her family’s treasured first edition print of ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ for signing – the book was her parents’ from their own childhood!