Former Housemartin turned children’s author visits St John’s on-the-Hill

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Former Housemartin turned children’s author Stan Cullimore wows children at St John’s on-the-Hill school with his hilarious poems, songs and anecdotes.
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Stan signs books

Former Housemartin turned children’s author Stan Cullimore paid a visit to St John’s on-the-Hill school on Friday. After wowing them with poems, songs and anecdotes, the Bristol Post columnist was treated to the school’s Chamber Choir performing some Housemartins’ songs, including the Number 1 hit Caravan of Love. Stan said: “Great school, great kids, great staff”, whilst head of English at St John’s, Andrew Downie, said: “It was a brilliant day. Stan is a natural performer and the children were so enthused by his visit that they couldn’t wait to get back into class and write some poetry of their own.”

Year 7 pupil Jack Mott, pictured here with Stan, said: “It was a brilliant day. Stan is the funniest person I’ve ever met. Afterwards, he told me that Mr Downie has showed him one of my poems and, when he said he liked it, it made my day!”

St John’s has an exciting line-up of visitors at the school including artists, famous authors, musicians, theatre companies, academics and professional sportsmen and women.

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Photo: Chamber Choir perform Caravan of Love


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Welcome to St. John's on-the-Hill, a co-educational day and boarding preparatory school with all-year round Day Nurseries and a Pre-Prep. The Pre-Prep, Main School and Tutshill Day Nursery are situated in their own extensive and attractive grounds on the border of Monmouthshire and Gloucestershire, overlooking Chepstow Castle and the picturesque Wye Valley. With a second Day Nursery near Chepstow Racecourse and a third at Celtic Springs Business Park Newport, St. John's aims to provide the highest standards of care and eduction for children aged from 3 months - 13+ years.

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