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Teachers CPD Workshop at De La Warr Pavilion

February 16th, 2015 by gileslane

Last week I gave a presentation and demonstration of bookleteering for a teachers’ CPD (continuous professional development) workshop run by Ashley McCormick at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill on Sea. The event was part of the programme associated with the current exhibition, Ladybird by Design, a celebration of 100 year’s of publishing the eponymous books. During the session we discussed lots of ideas for creatively engaging children and other learners through making books themselves, echoing the deliberate design constraints used to create hundreds of classic Ladybird titles within the constraints of bookleteer. The Ladybird formula of short, illustrated books retelling classic stories and tales, explaining history and science, exploring life at home, work and out shopping or introducing industries and technology retain a strong nostalgic hold on those generations who grew up on them. As a cultural and design icon in their own right they offer a template upon which we can continue to explore the world in our own ways – bookleteer offers a modern day alternative for anyone inspired to create their own library of books exploring the world around us.

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