As part of my studies this year, I developed a teaching portfolio for each Year Group. This was put together during my second placement, and whilst I was feeling totally inspired; at St Annes Academy. Year 7’s focus during the time I was at the school was on literacy within Art and Design and in particular Penguin books. The pupils learnt about typography within design and also created their own book piece. Students learnt about illustration techniques and designed their own book covers. I taught the children about a publishers I have visited in Chennai called Tara Books. We looked at the work of Teju Behan one of the artisans that Tara books has published. The children loved her drawing style, but were desperate to use colour! I let them use colour for their book covers instead!