From Reception to YearTwo, the children atPre-Prepwere thrilled to be invited to take part in the James Mayhew, Music and Art workshops. James Mayhew isthe well-known author andillustrator of the Katiebooks and theElla, Bella Ballerina stories.

The day started with an exciting and vibrant performance by our own Carducci Quartet in the Prep School’s Centenary Hall. The children were fascinated to see that whilst they played, James Mayhew interpreted the music, creating wonderful works of art. The children and staff were inspired by the music and art, and could not wait to have a go themselves.

After the concert groups of childrenwere
joined byMr Mayhewto participate in a
workshop,where he explained
the processes he went throughwhen
creating his books –he even showed
us the very first copy of his first book,
Katie’s Picture Show! The children then
listened to the music and created their
own pieces of art, they returnedthoroughly excitedby the whole experience.

There is now a wonderfulgallery of all the colourful artwork the children created, displayed
alongside pictures James Mayhew kindly gave us.