Whilst writing earlier posts about the award winning children’s author and former Children’s Laureate, Michael Morpurgo, I became interested in hearing more of what he had to say about the charity work he and his wife do, to help inner city children.
The charity is called, ‘Farms For City Children’ and it’s inception came about at a time when moral was low for the couple.
Michael knew that, although both he and Clare were still teaching, he wanted to write, but his books had so far achieved limited success. He knew that something was missing and that he had not yet ‘found his voice’ as an author.
The couple also felt that many of the children they were teaching suffered from a profound poverty of experience, that school could so often be restricting for them, that their horizons needed expanding and that their lives needed to be enriched. Their extensive research, led them to believe that time spent in the countryside, away from school and family, could only be beneficial for them… Thus, with the help of some close friends, ‘Farms For City Children’, was born. Read more