Co-sponsored by Hope in Tottenham, Tottenham University and Literacy Pirates, highly decorated children’s Author, Michael Rosen entertained 250 Lea Valley Academy students in a spellbinding performance.

            By Omar Alleyne-Lawler, Communications Manager

Recovering from a medically induced coma following his contraction of COVID-19, Michael Rosen was back to his very best, telling jokes and stories to the North London secondary school students.

Working the stage throughout his 90 min set, the Rosen on display was much recovered from his seven-week stint in intensive care back in 2020.

Michael Rosen entertaining 250 students of Lea Valley Academy

Having to re-learn how to walk and walk again, his recovery was particularly difficult, one which he believes has changed him forever. Rosen’s recovery would end with a silver lining however, with Michael writing Rigatoni the Pasta Cat whilst in rehab.

Bringing the students to belly-jumping laughter several times throughout the set, students were given a memento of the event, with copies of Michael’s books being given out to each student as they left.

Hope in Tottenham and its co-sponsors, Tottenham University and Literacy Pirates are proud of how the event unfolded, with HiT Director, Rev. John Wood MBE. Writing: “Extraordinary, inspiring, educational, humorous – with not a word out of place. A huge lesson for us all and a very special Tuesday morning.”