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Good Morning Britain

On Thursday 9th February 2017, we were lucky enough to appear live on Good Morning Britain with Katy Rickitt and Jo Whiley to launch a new handwriting initiative 'Write Your future'.

Children's thoughts

Olivia: It was pretty good being on camera. It was fun having breakfast together.

Finley: It was really exciting and weird seeing myself on the tv.

Cydney: I was excited to see myself on tv.

Aasia: I liked going in the van and watching myself in the van. It was exciting getting up in the middle of the night and using the pens. I liked seeing Jo Whiley.

Kyle: I wanted everyone to see my handwriting on the tv because I'm very proud of it. I loved going in the ITV van.

Phoebe R: I felt excited about being on tv because I have never done it before. 

Grace: I liked watching it back in the tv van and seeing me and my friends doing our handwriting.

Samuel: I enjoyed using the pens. It felt like I was getting up in the middle of the night but it was worth it.

Phoebe W: I felt famous and liked being filmed. It was good to be chosen. Using a pen for handwriting was good.

Rochan: I liked sitting in the van and watching myself on ITV. I liked using the handwriting pens on the tv although I was a bit embarrassed.

Reina: I really liked the breakfast. I loved being on tv but felt a bit nervous.

Sophie: I really liked meeting Jo Whiley and I could not believe I was on live tv. I was surprised that an adult got some corrections in their writing.

Noah: I liked it when I went in the van and saw the presenters on tv.

Dylan: When I went in the van I felt a bit nervous when I saw myself on tv.

Rowan:I felt amazed by being on tv. Everyone's handwriting looked really neat.

Akeem: It was spooky getting up really early, there was no one about, everyone was still in bed. I felt kind of shy being on film.

Katy Rickitt and the cameraman
Katy Rickitt and the cameraman

Getting ready
Getting ready

Katy getting support from the children on how to write
Katy getting support from the children on how to write

Nearly time to film
Nearly time to film

Sshhh Mrs Campbell had to take her shoes off, she was too tall!
Sshhh Mrs Campbell had to take her shoes off, she was too tall!

Mrs Campbell's pre-interview
Mrs Campbell's pre-interview

5.30am in the playground and the van has arrived
5.30am in the playground and the van has arrived

Satellite dish is up and ready to transmit
Satellite dish is up and ready to transmit

Ready to broadcast
Ready to broadcast

The parent creche watching GMB and waiting for our big moment
The parent creche watching GMB and waiting for our big moment

Taking tea & bacon sandwich orders
Taking tea & bacon sandwich orders

Jo Whiley and her taxi driver
Jo Whiley and her taxi driver

Talking tactics
Talking tactics

More tactics
More tactics

The command centre (well, the back of the broadcast van)
The command centre (well, the back of the broadcast van)

LIVE ON THE TELLY!!!
LIVE ON THE TELLY!!!

LIVE 2
LIVE 2

First live link from the Otters classroom
First live link from the Otters classroom

Jo Whiley talking to the presenters
Jo Whiley talking to the presenters

After filming
After filming

Everyone wave!
Everyone wave!

With the parents (the dads were particularly keen to have this one taken)
With the parents (the dads were particularly keen to have this one taken)

Watching ourselves in the back of the van (love those faces)
Watching ourselves in the back of the van (love those faces)

Weren't we amazing
Weren't we amazing

Signed tea towel (we presented one each to Katy Rickitt & Jo Whiley too
Signed tea towel (we presented one each to Katy Rickitt & Jo Whiley too

We've had hundreds of likes, retweets & messages but it was a response to Twinkl that started it all
We've had hundreds of likes, retweets & messages but it was a response to Twinkl that started it all