The latter end of this last week has been spent visiting six village schools in the Alton area in Hampshire, UK. It was such an incredible experience to finally share the story with lots of children and the response was incredible!
At the first school of the day we set up a table to showcase all the products and greet parents and children as they arrived.
Both mornings I had queues of excited and supportive families coming to receive their signed copy.
At each school we ran an assembly and talked about Nepal as a country, what an earthquake is and what it felt like to be in one. We talked about what inspired me to illustrate and write the book and what my plans are for the money that I raise. Then we read the book, discussing the illustration styles and the Nepalese traditions and legends that are brought up in the story.
Then we got to pose for pictures and get on with some more book signing.
It was an adrenaline fuelled couple of days but we loved every moment.
The schools, families and children were so generous that we ended up raising over £700 across those two days, which is absolutely fantastic!