The sender was Stanley Hufflepuff, a Giant African Land Snail that resides in St. John the Baptist Catholic Primary School in Padiham. Stanley has his own TARDIS, and when he isn’t residing in Mrs Carlile’s Year 2 Classroom, he’s off having adventures in Time and Space. He also writes an online diary that’s avidly followed by the children in the school, and maybe a few people outside the school after this blog post! You can read his dairy here: Stanley's Diary
But that wasn’t the end of our communication with Stanley. Here in Gloucester the Dovey family have four pet Giant African Land Snails of our own. I couldn’t resist sending Stanley and the class a few photographs of them. I also realised that it will be a few years before Mrs Carlile’s class will be able to read those Doctor Who books that are now in their school library. I therefore sorted out a few more books that are age appropriate for them as a special thank you. I parcelled them all up and addressed them to Stanley Hufflepuff. He was so excited to receive some mail he wrote all about it in his diary last week! (See end of 2nd May entry here).