Puffin Live with Clare Balding

Yesterday, Year 4 and 5 attended another ‘Puffin (Virtually) Live’ event at Sadlers Wells, wearing their own creations of fancy hats – just like a day at the races!

Sports presenter Clare Balding has written a children’s book called ‘The Horse Who Wouldn’t Gallop’. It’s about a girl called Charlie whose family buy a racehorse to try and raise money to save their farm. Unfortunately, the horse (Noble Warrior) won’t gallop unless he’s with his friend Percy the pony. The story is about facing challenges and not giving up. The show was hosted by Radzi (from Blue Peter), who interviewed Clare; some of the children also asked her questions. Clare read an extract from the book and all the children received a free copy!

The children also had the chance to see behind the scenes at a racing stables and learnt how to draw a horse.

It will be airing on Friday 14th October at 2pm: http://puffinvirtuallylive.co.uk/author/ClareBalding2016