I’ve visited many schools over the years, even before starting Wadadli Pen in 2004. I think my first was when I was at the Antigua Sun, still a wet behind the ears reporter, in the late 1990s and was asked to speak about journalism at my alma mater, Christ the King High School. From Antigua State College to more primary schools than I can remember and a fair number of secondary schools in between, including a couple of schools in Canada, it seems I’ve never had a job (whether journalist, environment educator with National Solid Waste Management Authority, or published author – albeit not strictly speaking an author of children’s books) that didn’t require me to step onto the school compound and try to hold the attention of a group of hyper children or worse yet, bored teenagers. I’ve had mixed results over the years. Thanks to Anancy and Ashley Bryan’s Dancing Granny which has become one of my fallback books when reading to younger kids, this visit to Piggott’s primary was one of the good ones.
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