Dear Tim... / by Tim Hopgood

I recently had the pleasure of spending three days at a primary school in Surrey. It was great to be able to spend more than just the usual hour with each group, and it meant that I was able to try out new activities as well as spend longer on tried and tested ones. What made the visit even more exciting for me and everyone else was that I was followed for the whole of the three days by Matthew from We Are Invite who captured everything on camera.

For me, one of the highlights of my visit was when one of the pupils, a boy called Billy, came into school after the first day with a fantastic story he'd written and illustrated at home that night. The following night he produced a fully illustrated story featuring me and a host of my book characters. Enthusiasm like that is such a positive thing you can't help but smile and by the end of the three days I was beaming!