Forget Batman! Forget Superman! There's another superhero making a major comeback... it's Lollipopman! My clumsy, comical book character is coming back thanks to Churchill insurance, who have launched a 'Lollipoppers' campaign. Thousands of Lollipopman books will be given out to schools - both book 1 (now adapted for Key Stage 1) and book 2 will be available for free. I've also produced lesson plans and other resources for the campaign. Visit www.churchill.com/lollipoppers t
I've just got back from the West Ham football stadium where this year's Show Racism the Red Card awards took place. My class won first prize in the multi-media category and it was great to see them bursting with pride as their animation was viewed by football A-listers and other schools from around the country. I'll post the video soon - it was an animation telling the life of Arthur Wharton, the first professional black footballer, who lived nearby.
I've just had a very nice e-mail from the folks at IntoFilm who have forwarded some of the comments the film industry judges who looked at my category. They are rather lovely... "Phil is clearly a special teacher who has carved out time to do wonderful things with film. I’m particularly impressed by the way he has used film to respond to particular circumstances in his class, school and area. The diabetes film prompted by the case of a child in his class is an example of this