DEBJANI AT Abbeydale Ind Hamlet 041

Dear Debjani

Many thanks for recently visiting us. It was an interesting day for our children who gained a broader understanding of the Hindu faith after hearing you talk and answer some of their questions. The children enjoyed practising the Hindu greeting, looking at the books, artefacts and posters that you brought along and smelling the wonderful sandalwood incense sticks. They especially enjoyed hearing the story about Hanuman, The Monkey King! Your visit had more than an R.E focus as it extended into other curriculum areas – the poetry, stories, yoga and sari demonstration enhanced the children’s learning in English, PE and Geography. The whole school assembly that you delivered meant that our Y1 children and even Foundation Stage were able to benefit from the time you spent in our school!

Lesley Barker, Year 2 Teacher & RE Co-ordinator, Stannington Infant School, Sheffield
February 2014

School visits

Dear Debjani

We loved your work with our school assembly and with my class and those of colleagues around performance poetry, tongue twisters, bilingual nursery rhymes and storytelling. It is excellent for our children to meet such a talented author.
Our school prides itself on multicultural work and our India Project has also greatly benefitted from the focus on rangoli patterns, yoga, sari wearing, Indian festivals, games and food. The children were fascinated to see your books and many interesting posters and artefacts of Indian interest, as you can tell from their correspondence with you. You were a huge success in our school. We especially appreciated your dedication, flexibility and helpful nature.

Patrick Scotton, Year 2 Teacher, Thorpe Hesley Infant & Primary School, Rotherham
January 2014

SELECTED STORYTELLING
AND SCHOOL/LIBRARY/MUSEUM VISITS
In 2010
* 17 Feb. - Chinese & Indian stories at Weston Park Museum, Sheffield
* March- World Book Day Week visits to primary & secondary schools in Lancashire, Yorkshire & South Wales
* May- visit to Matthew Arnold Primary, Toxteth, Liverpool for 'Tropical Tales'
* May- visit to the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine for 'Tropical Tales'
* May- visit to Weston Park Museum, Sheffield, for storytelling & art workshop
* 26 June - Storytelling at Victoria Methodist Church, Stafford Rd., Sheffield
* June- visit to York St John University for the launch of Journeys & Places
* July - visit to Hayfield Primary, Peak District, for Cultural Diversity Week
* Oct.- visits for National Poetry Week to St George's College, Weybridge, & Southbank International School, London
* 27 Oct.- Off-the-Shelf Festival visit to Tinsley Library, Sheffield

In 2011

In 2012

INCOMPLETE
In 2013
* oct?. - Stannington Infant School, Sheffield

DC Heritage Jamboree 17.1.14
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Debjani with children at Wednesbury Library

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