A very big thank you to all the staff and children at Bickleigh-on-Exe Primary School for a wonderful morning last Friday. My little soft toy ‘Hodge’ really enjoyed being the centre of attention and the children did some lovely autumnal pictures of Hodge and his friends. It was certainly worthwhile spending hours beforehand cutting up lots of tiny, colourful leaves! It’s always lovely taking ‘Hodge’ out to the schools, but especially so at this time of year.
Bickleigh-on-Exe is quite special to me. It was there, back in 2009 that I read ‘Hodge the Hedgehog’ on my first ever school visit! I’d been invited to come in, but not having a background in teaching, I was quite nervous. There was no need, as the welcome was so warm and the children so excited and enthusiastic. Hopefully I’ll be back next autumn!
Here are some pictures of the children having a lovely time: