JoJo Gnome visits Blackford Primary School

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I had a lovely time this week visiting the pupils at Blackford Primary School. I shared the book JoJo Gnome and the Sound Machine with the P1/2 class and in return they shared, with JoJo and I, their ‘soon to be’ butterflies….how exciting, looking forward to getting some pictures of them before they are released into the wild.


The fairies have moved under ground!

The fairies have moved under ground!


JoJo Gnome with a broom made of ... broom!

JoJo Gnome with a broom made of … broom!

The main reason for my visit was the catch up with their ‘Guardians of Garden’ group who look after the school’s fantastic wee garden along with Nicki Nightingale. She has worked with the children over several years to make this a very special place. Their garden includes a sound area, lots of herbs, a throne, a secret underground ‘fairy’ bit and a book cupboard. JoJo put a copy of The Sound Machine book into the their outdoor library so they can enjoy a quick story after the planting and digging.



The exciting reason for the visit at this time is that the children are starting to get ideas together for their JoJo Gnome inspired planter which they will be entering at Gardening Scotland schools competition this June..It will feature their own characters Blackford Bob and Blackford Bailey… great fun. They have been successful in past years with their gardens, so JoJo and I have fingers crossed for you for 2017. I’ll let you know how they get on.

If you want to read the book, JoJo Gnome & the Sound Machine, which inspired the children then you can buy it here.


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