Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership, Primary Children’s Conference

7th June 2024 Off By Claire Williams

On Wednesday 5th June, after an entire year of planning and preparation, KCSP held their first ever children’s conference for all of the Year 5 pupils. They are so proud to say that it was one of their biggest and most successful events to date!

Working with Ellie and Zoe at Speaking of Books, who specialise in bringing together children with leading writers, illustrators and storytellers, Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership were lucky enough to have some incredibly special guests join; author Michael Rosen (yes, THE Michael Rosen), spoken word poet (and expert digeridoo player!) Zohab Zee Khan, award-winning author Lucy Strange, and award-winning illustrator Chanté Timothy!

Their guests ran a series of fun and engaging workshops for pupils. Inspiring them, teaching them some new brilliant skills and ways of writing, telling stories, and how to express themselves through spoken and written word.

Kent Catholic Schools Partnership express their grateful thanks go to the host schools, St John’s Catholic Primary School, and St John’s Catholic Comprehensive School, in Gravesend; they were warm and welcoming, cheerfully accommodating 2 giant marquees, 4 very special guests, 18 coaches, 118 staff, and, not to mention, 793 pupils!

Pupils had a wonderful day that they will remember for a very, very long time to come, and KCSP cannot wait to hold the next conference, so please watch this space!