St Elizabeth’s Catholic Primary School

“Kristina Gray’s book ‘Strong and Mighty Max’ inspired all ages at our school to explore and celebrate difference. We were all delighted to share our work with Kristina on World Book Day and were inspired by her as an author. Thank you for helping us all to appreciate each other just that little bit more.”

Peter Burke (March 2017)
Head Teacher, St Elizabeth’s Catholic Primary School

Coventry Diocese Bulletin, March 2016

News and Highlights from the School Effectiveness Team

“I just thought I would share with you that we invited Kristina Gray, the author who spoke at the DBE heads’ briefing, into Bournebrook for World Book Day. Each class had done some work on prejudice and had shared Kristina’s book before she came in, and were then able to then find out from her why she had decided to write her story. Feedback from parents and children has been great. What worked so well was the smallest children could just enjoy the story, while the older children could explore the issues around discrimination and prejudice; everyone got something worthwhile from the same book. Kristina spoke well in a whole school assembly and I would recommend her to any other school interested. Thank you for introducing us to her.”

Alison Patchett, Headteacher, Bournebrook C of E Primary School”

‘My reception year daughter has just come home from Bournebrook School, full of chatter about ‘strong and mighty max’. Thank you for visiting and sharing such an inspiring story with all the children.’

‘My class produced some very touching pieces of writing after your visit about what makes them special.’

‘My daughter really enjoyed meeting you today, Kristina. She read your wonderful heartwarming book for ‘my bedtime story’ tonight. Thank you for engaging with our children as part of world book day and providing them with your inspirational real life account. All the best to you and your family.’

‘Thank you so much for all you did on Friday, it was all I had hoped for and more.
We had lots of very positive feedback from children and parents.’
(Headteacher, Bournebrook Primary School)