The children in the Senior Room have been busy creating some beautiful Christmas Clay Art.
Although he is best-known as the author of such adventure tales as Treasure Island and Kidnapped, and horror stories like Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson was also a great writer of children’s verse. The children enjoyed creating winter moon artworks and recited Stevenson’s poem The Moon to create this video.
Did you know that Vampires are Irish? Or that Dracula is actually from Dublin? Author and illustrator Alan Nolan told the children in the Senior Room all about icky Irish monsters, from bats to banshees and from pookas to pixies! Alan Nolan has written and illustrated many books and comics for children and grown-ups, including Fintan’s Fifteen, Conor’s Caveman and the Murder Can Be Fatal series. During his live online visit, as part of The Children’s Book Festival 2021 Alan showed the children how to draw some scary monsters and spooky creatures. The children really enjoyed this super fun Hallowe’en themed event. Learn all about The Children’s Book Festival 2021 here.