by Sue Wickstead
When a teacher decided to take the class out on a walk the children did not want to go…
Would could possibly go wrong?
Why did the class not feel well?
Read the book and find out.
The original story was based on a walk with my class around the neighbourhood of Bewbush, Crawley. The walk led to map work and sequencing and with events that followed together with the class we wrote an imaginative tale.
A walk in 1997
The events we imagined were put into a book and illustrated by a pupil. The book was shared with my many classes and it was always a favourite.
Now years later I decided it was time to update, improve and look at publishing the book.
There is indeed a walk around the district of Bewbush. and following the publication of the book I went back to see if and how the neighbourhood had changed.
A walk in 2017
“Oh, I see you have written a book without a bus!” commented a friend.
But, look through the pages and you will see there always has to be a bus in my books!
The neighbourhood of Bewbush was a new estate built in Crawley town in the 1970’s. The area was built without any shops, school or safe places for children to play. It was an area of high need and was supported by a special playbus which offered a much-needed playgroup venue.
35 pages Colour drawings throughout