10 Schools and a Cross-Channel Ferry

14 Mar 2019

How was your World Book Day experience? I hope you’ve had a lot of fun. I have been visiting lots of schools over the last couple of weeks and have many more still to reach!

I saw some amazing dress-ups involving my characters. Such as this amazing Teggs from Astrosaurs Academy. There was also a super killer sock from the Slime Squad!

My own dog, Clara, decided to dress up as Mr Dog from my brand new series with Ben Fogle! (Book 1 came out on World Book Day!)

As for me, I racked up some miles visiting not only schools but also a ferry! With two Irishmen named John (Docherty and Boyne) I tried to entertain some travellers aboard a DFDS ferry from Dover to Calais and back again. One of the stranger locations I’ve presented events! Steve Cole, John Docherty, John Boyne

After that I visited Sir Thomas Rich School in Gloucester, Chandlings School in Abingdon, Sedbergh Prep up in the Lake District, Leighton Park School in Reading, Richard Alibon School in Dagenham, Danes Hill School in Oxshott, Kingshott School in Hitchin, Grimsdyke Primary in Harrow, St Peter in Thanet School in Broadstairs, St George’s School in Windsor… and there will be more. Many more, very soon.

Steve Cole

How long my voice will last out is anyone’s guess! But I’ve made a lot of children laugh and enjoy using their imaginations, and after all, that’s what counts!

  • Wow – I’m glad you’re working so hard to keep the magic of World Book Day going! I’m currently in my second year at the University of Winchester, studying Creative Writing, but funnily enough we didn’t really do anything for World Book Day. I’m sure there were some good costumes and events in my old school, though!


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