Jacqueline Wilson's Big Picnic, hosted by Radio & TV Presenter Simon Mayo
Jacqueline Wilson invites school children nationwide to join in on a Big Picnic with her to celebrate 155 years since the birth of E Nesbit and all the wonderful picnics that take place in her own tribute novel to Nesbit, ‘Four Children and It’. In this very special event, hosted by Simon Mayo, as well as reading from her own book, Jacqueline will talk about E Nesbit’s life, her original novel ‘Five Children and It’, as well as her love of picnics and picnic food in children’s books. Broadcast from the Tudor Barn in the grounds of Well Hall in Eltham, where Nesbit used to live, the event will end with a grand picnic and we are encouraging schools nationwide to get pupils to bring in picnic food to share with their class mates at the end of the event (indoors or outdoors!). Jacky will also answer questions from the online audience.
A downloadable schools event pack is also available which includes everything you need to prepare children for the event with enough material for between 5 and 6 hours of lessons!
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You can also download some delicious examples of picnic food from Jacqueline’s book to help inspire your own picnic!
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