School and Library Visits

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I  visit schools and libraries offering writing and song writing workshops tailored to meet your requirements.
I am a qualified Primary school teacher with current DBS check and Public liability Insurance.

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 Events:

School Visits Key Stages 1 – 3
Talks to book groups
Library readings and drama workshops
Follow this link to see some poems from the Rap Rhythm and Rhyme event August 2013 Doncaster Library Event

Opening the new Library

Park View Academy, Chester-le-Street, Co Durham

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Making a Musical with Seaburn Dene Primary School in Sunderland

Knights of the Wobbly Table at The Mount School, York

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Workshops:

Here are a few, but I’m always writing new ones and can write one to suit your particular needs.

Primary:

Medieval Mayhem with Knights of the Wobbly Table Years 2 – 6

Making a Musical  – Years 5 and 6

Able Writer’s days – KS 1 and 2

Reluctant Writer’s days – KS 1 and 2

Rap, Rhythm and Rhyme -Playground rhymes   – Years 2 -4

Creating characters   – KS 1 and 2
Story Makers with puppets  – Years 1 – 3
Story Makers, set your imagination free!  – Years 1 – 6
A Whole New World – settings  –  Years 1 – 4
Super Song writing   – Years 5 and 6
Sparkly Story telling    – Nursery, Reception, Year 1
Rap, Rhythm and Rhyme – Body Rhythms  – Years 4 -6
Music and Stories – making music to enhance your story telling  – Key Stage 2

Secondary: KS 3

Talks to whole year groups or classes on the writing process, publishing, my experiences

Creating Characters

Life Stories (needs some pre visit preparation)

Judge a Book by it’s Cover

Testimonials from schools:

Tracey Wilson, Head Teacher at Lumley Infant and Nursery school said: “We were honoured to have Angel Small as our Key Stage 1 Christmas performance. The story, which is twist on the traditional Christmas nativity, was perfect for our pupils and to have been written by a past pupil made it extra special!”

‘Just to say a big thank you for yesterday. All the staff and children have said how much they enjoyed it and how ‘enthralled’ they were listening to your new book!’ Cheryl Snowden, Teacher, the Mount School York

‘The song is AMAZING!!!  I absolutely love it.  Yes you must introduce the song when you come. Thank you so much, the words are beautiful.’ Tracey Wilson, Headteacher, Lumley Infants School, about a school song I wrote for them.

‘Thank you for an inspirational and creative workshop. The children were completely engaged and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. There were some fantastic creative teaching strategies within your workshop. As a teacher I was inspired!’ Nazneen Khan, Highly Able Coordinator, West Denton Primary School, Newcastle

‘Thanks again for the work you did with our  [year 9] students in the last week of term. They were able to produce some fantastic writing and really benefited from your workshops. We asked students for feedback and they said that they really enjoyed the sessions – particularly the use of the video clip  to spark ideas / discussion.’ Jon Jarvis, English Subject leader, Park View Academy, Co. Durham

    ‘Wonderfully fun way of teaching rhyme and rhythm. Full participation  – all children (and adults) engaged and involved in activities – super pace – multi sensory approach – perfect!’  Year 4 teacher, North Frodingham Primary, East Yorks

‘Children loved hearing about your inspiration for stories and were fully engaged during the practical session. Some great ideas have been generated this morning.’ Teacher, The Minster School, York

‘We all really enjoyed the day very much and the children enjoyed meeting a ‘real life author’ and in particular the singing aspect with the older ones.’      Gail Brown, Head teacher, Crayke Primary, N Yorks

“The visit provided children with both motivation and ideas for writing. Thanks for a brilliant day.’  Teacher, Pattishall School, Northants

“The children were inspired by your visit – I think it added another dimension and made the writing process very real for our children.”   Liz Hopper, Oakdene Primary School, Stockton on Tees

” The children got a lot from their morning with you. Once again it was a huge success. I am delighted.”   Claire Williams, Lumley Junior School, Durham

“Thank you for your very professional input to our day. A great end to book week! The children were very positive in their comments.” Andrew Spencer, Deputy Head, Portobello Primary School, Durham

“Thank you for coming to our school and talking to our class. You have really inspired me to start writing books.” Year 8 Pupil, Rydale Secondary School, N Yorks

 Musical Productions:

I am available to write/direct/produce a musical at your school. I have organised and directed musicals through my work as a teacher. Contact me for further details.

My Fees:

Please contact me for fees. I charge very reasonable rates.

 Traveling expenses @ 25p per mile (max. £70 UK based work)

No traveling expenses charged within 10 mile radius of Haxby, York

You can also book me through Authors Abroad.

I am also working with 2 schools as their Patron of Reading.    A brilliant scheme linking authors with schools, to work in a more concentrated way to promote a love of reading.

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