New Power of Pictures research supports Children's Laureate's call for children to be allowed time to think and develop ideas

The findings were published in an interim research report launched at a conference at the CLPE on Friday 14th June 2019 where outgoing Children’s Laureate Lauren Child delivered the keynote speech.about the importance of valuing children’s literature and illustration and appreciating that illustration is its own language, doing so much more than providing focus to words.

A conference with the Power of Pictures project at its heart. The Power of Pictures is a six year CLPE research project which has been supporting teachers to use picturebooks to enhance children’s reading comprehension and the composition of their own creative writing at its heart. Charlotte Hacking shared the summary of findings from our research.

The afternoon keynote was provided by award winning author Gill Lewis (Gorilla Dawn, Sky Hawk, A Story Like the Wind), who spoke about the importance of drawing as part of the writing process, based on her own experiences as a writer of extended fiction and Power of Pictures Co-creator, Illustrator and CLPE Patron Ed Vere was also a speaker.