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Transition event with Matt Goodfellow: for pupils aged 9 to 11 years (year 5 and 6/P6-P7)

07 Jun 2024

10:00am - 10:45am


Join our free, virtual classroom event with the author of The Final Year: Matt Goodfellow.

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About the author

Former primary school teacher Matt Goodfellow is now a full-time poet who visits schools across the country to give high-energy performances and workshops. His first poetry collection for Otter-Barry Books, Chicken on the Roof, received wide acclaim. He is also the author of Caterpillar Cake, illustrated by Krina Patel-Sage and shortlisted for the CLiPPA award, Shu-Lin’s Grandpa, illustrated by Yu Rong and shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, and a contributor to CLiPPA-shortlisted poetry collection Being Me: Poems about Thoughts, Worries and Feelings, all published by Otter-Barry Books. Matt lives in Stockport, Greater Manchester in the UK.

About the event

We would recommend this 45-minute event for pupils in year 5 and 6 (P6-P7).

During the event:

  • Matt will read an extract from The Final Year
  • There will be a discussion around the transition into secondary school, a theme navigated closely by the characters in the book
  • Pupils will also have the opportunity to have their questions answered live via the chat box

Joining the event

This event will be hosted via Zoom webinar. Attendees should not need to download any special software to join the event. After registering using the form below, you will receive an email with your Zoom joining link, which can be accessed in a web browser. You can also watch live or follow our recording on YouTube. If you have any questions about access or the event itself, please contact

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