I love sharing my stories with their readers and visiting schools is one of the best ways to do this!
I'm passionate about inspiring young minds and love what I do as both
illustrator and author!!
Sessions can be completely tailored to the needs of each school and class.
What can be included in my visit?
Story telling session - Book reading and discussion
Ask the Author/Illustrator - Q&A session
Art/Illustration creative workshop - this can be tailored to the curriculum the class are following at that time.
Creative writing workshop - poetry as a story.
Who are my author visits and workshops suitable for?
Reception, KS1 and KS2 with creative workshops made age appropriate.
How long are the sessions?
Book reading and Q&A are approximately 30-40 minutes.
Workshops are approximately 45-60 minutes.
What group sizes do my sessions cater for?
Group sizes for both book readings and Q&A sessions are unlimited. If working in a school hall with power point facilities my sessions can easily scale up to 200 children.
For the activity workshops, smaller class sized groups are preferable but we can look at combining classes depending on numbers and facilities.
Number of session per booking.
I am flexible and willing to fit in with the school day.
If you have something in mind I am happy to help discuss and plan how the sessions may be built to suit the school's needs.
Where do I offer my visits?
I will consider anywhere if overnight accommodation and travel expenses are paid.
Transport is charged at 45p per mile depending on location. Train transportation can also be used where more practical.
Where possible I try to keep fees to a minimum in return for my books being offered for sale through the schools.
This can be discussed at the initial stage of bookings.
DBS - Yes
Not all schools have the budget for outside resources however,
I am a big believer that all children should have access to the same opportunities in order to inspire them through life.
Wishing Tree - School Art Project
Here’s the wishing tree and painted pebble base created by all the amazing children at St John's Primary Academy Essington that, I had the pleasure to be part of.
With this, the children have created wonderful tags with their future hopes tied to the tree in a colourful and inspiring way!
The painted stones then reinforce this hope and wish for a colourful and brighter way ahead!!