Josh visits Harvest School in Bangalore

It was another hot day in Bangalore and I had awoken early, after flying in from a short trip to Kerala the evening before.  I was with my wife Ishani, and together we made our way across the city from my in-law’s house to Harvest International School. Thankfully we were going in the opposite direction of most of the cars and the roads became smaller and windier as we made our way to the outskirts of the city.

The school that was waiting for us was absolutely beautiful.

I was there to talk to students about Night Zookeeper, specifically my new book The Giraffes of Whispering Wood.

The school is huge. Children from Kindergarten to year 12 all learn and play together across the modern school complex. The Kindergarten is Montessori and it’s clear that an effort has been made to maintain the value of creativity throughout the school.

When I arrived I first spoke with children in years 3 through 5, as part of a huge assembly, and they were all popping with imaginative ideas.

Then I worked in the IT lab with smaller groups of children to get them all set up on the Night Zookeeper website.

From sitting down and signing up, it wasn’t long before they were bringing their ideas to life in wonderful drawings and in written reports like this one.

Harvest International School were incredibly kind hosts and I would like to thank all of the staff there for making me feel so welcome. The children were simply incredible and a credit to the school. I look forward to another visit in the future!

Write a Comment

Recent Posts

A Visit From The Night Zookeepers!

A Visit From The Night Zookeepers!

The Night Zookeeper team are visiting schools all over the UK gathering fantastic ideas for the new animated series on Sky TV! We’ve been delivering story-telling assemblies and creative workshops to get students producing fantastic scripts, amazing characters, and awesome sound FX that could be featured in future episodes of the Night Zookeeper animated series on Sky TV. During the visits, students get to work on our website show.nightzookeeper.com, completing hundreds of different writing and drawing challenges that can inspire […]

Night Zookeeper are attending BETT 2019. Come see us at stand F75!

Night Zookeeper are attending BETT 2019. Come see us at stand F75!

We’re excited to be attending Bett 2019 at the ExCel London from January 23rd to 26th! Come visit our stand to get a special free trial of our website nightzookeeper.com, an educational platform that is proven to raise the writing attainment of primary school students. You’ll also hear about how your students can take part in our new animated series with Sky Kids! Finally, we’ll be giving away free Story-telling card games for teachers who post a picture of our stand on Twitter […]

Story Relay 2019 – Get Involved!

Story Relay 2019 – Get Involved!

The Story Relay 2019 is here! This is a great opportunity to get your students writing creative stories and co-writing with other students all around the world. Night Zookeeper Josh has written the beginning of an original Night Zookeeper story, but we need your help to finish it. Each week, students will be tasked to complete a lesson and write the next part of the story. One entry will then be chosen and the story will continue, please note that we […]

Share this with

Copy this link

Follow us on