Schools Events

See all the Newham Word Festival 2021 events for schools. Attend free workshops, live performances, exhibitions and author events suitable for primary and secondary groups. Events will take place across the borough from 21 June to 4 July 2021.

Tuesday 22 June, 6.30pm

Year 3 – Year 4 Author and broadcaster Samantha Baines reads from her acclaimed children’s book Harriet Versus the Galaxy. She discusses her hearing loss and reveals why her main... FULL DETAILS +

A Fox Called Herbert
Thursday 24 June, 10.30am

Nursery – Reception Join author-illustrator Margaret Sturton and Panto Dame Mama G for a fabulous interactive story time event introducing Herbert, a rabbit who knows he’s really a fox. Hear Mama G bring this celebratory tale of identity... FULL DETAILS +

Friday 25 June, 10.30am

Ages 7+ Join storyteller Genevieve Robinson as she jumps into the pages of some inspirational children’s books by astonishing and groundbreaking female authors. Embark on an adventure through space and... FULL DETAILS +

Clean Up! cover
Tuesday 29 June, 10.45am

Years 1-2  Join award winning author Nathan Bryon and illustrator Dapo Adeola to learn about their latest book Clean Up! Hear all about Rocket’s adventures as she encourages those around her to... FULL DETAILS +

Voices
Wednesday 30 June, 2pm.

Years 5 – 6 The VOICES series explores authentic, unsung stories of our past, each written by one of the UK’s finest writers for young people.  In conversation with writer... FULL DETAILS +

Night Bus Hero
Thursday 1 July, 10.30am

Years 5 – 6  Join Blue Peter Book Award-winner Onjali Q Rauf as she answers questions from pupils at Sandringham Primary School and introduces her latest story The Night Bus... FULL DETAILS +

Friday 2 July, 10.30am

Ages 7+ Dance to the beat of the drum; Eshu is ready for some fun.  But watch out! Eshu is not all he seems…  Meet Eshu, the trickster god of... FULL DETAILS +

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