I spent a couple of days this week working at Grace Academy in Solihull. Children could opt into either clay with myself or football in the school hall. I was somewhat surprised by some of the footballing teenage lads, who, at lunch break, plonked themselves down at the clay tables and proceeded to make stuff for half an hour or so- “It really gets you focused” was one of the comments.

Twenty staff from Lillian De Lissa Nursery School made the trip from Birmingham to Eastnor to sample the delights of our potter’s wheel team building workshop – not that the gang needed much team building! I’ve never known such a cohesive bunch! The school greatly values creativity and has an excellent approach to its work with the under five’s.
We all had a fantastic time constructing a Lillian De Lissa coat of arms and throwing wobblies on the potter’s wheel! I can’t wait till the Autumn when I’ll be visiting the school again to work with the children for the third time.