Dear Headteacher and Literacy Co-ordinator,
Would you like a best-selling children's author to visit your school this year?
As a children's non-fiction author my visits offer something different from ones made by fiction writers or poets. I offer a variety of sessions for all ages (EYFS, KS1 and KS2), including talks, readings, writing and role-play workshops.
You could book me for a whole school visit, or you might want me to work with a particular year group or class. You choose what you would like.
I've listed two of my most popular sessions below – you'll find full details of these, together with other sessions, on my website.
The First World War in the words of a soldier who was there
A unique experience in which I role-play in uniform as Corporal Fred Horsnell, whose trench letters I own, written 1915–1918.
I use extracts from Corporal Horsnell's letters to tell his personal story while on active service on the Western Front. Children then write biographical recounts, or letters modelled on the real letters they've heard.
This session would link in well with your Remembrance Day (11 November) work.
Queen Elizabeth II – Her Story
The story of the little princess who became Britain's longest-reigning monarch, based on my best-selling children's biography of the Queen.
The session includes a letter-writing activity.
Make a Non-Fiction Book role-play workshop
Schools can now buy my Make a Non-Fiction Book role-play workshop. It comes as a complete pack with an easy-to-follow Teacher's Guide.
I've been delivering this workshop in person for many years, but now you can deliver it in your own time, and work through its many activities at your own pace. You can deliver it in one long session, or over a series of shorter sessions.
Each pack contains resources for up to 40 children, and is suitable for Y3–Y6. Prices start at £49 for a single pack, with discounts for multiple packs. Free P&P, and your money back if not completely satisfied. Full details are on my website.
Book me for a school visit
If you are interested in booking me for a school visit, please see the School Visits pages of my website – it's where you will find full details of the many sessions I offer.
Tel: 01606 863540
Bookings diary: The School Visits section of my website has my bookings diary – please check it to see which days I am available to visit you.
I hope to hear from you, and look forward to visiting your school.