Archive: May 2014

New Private Peaceful resource supports traditional and visual literacy

An innovative new, cross curricular resource from education charity Into Film and the National Literacy Trust offers teachers an array of stimulating possibilities for using Michael Morpurgo’s moving story Private Peaceful to develop literacy and bring World War I to life in its centenary year. Created for use across the… Read More

The biggest Gruffalo in the world

Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler completed the biggest Gruffalo of all time on the wall of a west London school library which Michael Morpurgo opened last year. The Gruffalo drawing was a part of a larger mural that also featured Mouse, Owl and Fox. The mural was a gift purchased and… Read More
Bowood House, Wiltshire

Michael Morpurgo addresses the ‘Pity of War’

Michael Morpurgo’s strong opinions on the most fitting way to commemorate the First World War’s 100th anniversary were outlined in his talk tonight at Wiltshire’s Bowood House on the theme, ‘War Horse and the Pity of War: Writing about the First World War’. Addressing a gathering of 100 guests in… Read More