Type of Artist:
Talk with reading
Workshops exploring aspects of Ally’s book and on creative writing
Number of sessions:
In addition to the Gunpowder Plot theme from Black Powder, I can offer alternative sessions themed on my second book out in April 2018 linked to the Second World War and the Anglo-Saxons
DetailsPreferred age range:
KS2 & KS3
No of sessions per day:
I can now offer one presentation and up to four 45 minute to one hour workshops a day.
45-60 minutes for a talk plus time for signing afterwards
Workshops – 45 minutes to an hour per workshop plus time for signing afterwards if not previously covered
Areas prepared to travel to:
I am based in Farnham, Surrey. I am prepared to travel anywhere provided the destination can be reached by public transport and, for more distant destinations, overnight expenses and travel are met.
Anywhere in the UK. I am happy to travel both locally and further afield, including abroad depending on what the offer is - but would need to be able to guarantee that reasonable overnight/subsistence expenses and travel costs are met.
Please email us for details
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Ally Sherrick's website page
The Buried Crown
The children loved listening to Ally and most certainly got a lot out of it! It was clear from their responses in the assembly, and in the year 4 Q&A, that they had listened carefully and were interested in the subject matter. It was also really inspiring to hear of Ally’s background and her own inspirations as a writer.
Thanks so much again – it was a really brilliant visit, and really well pitched to the age groups involved.’
Ruth Oliver, Class Teacher and Humanities Subject Leader, Sunnyhill Primary, Streatham
‘We had such an interesting and informative morning with Ally; the children were enthralled with her presentation and they especially loved all the gory details about what happened to Guy Fawkes after he was captured. There has been so much lovely feedback from the children and parents about the visit and lots of children are enjoying reading ‘Black Powder.’ Ally managed to engage and enthuse the children, inspiring them to create their own stories about the Gunpowder Plot.’
Jo Clarke, Library Manager, Whitchurch C of E Primary School, Hants
'The children at Chalk Ridge School were so excited to have Ally come and work with them. They were enthusiastic and engaged during the session and thrilled to get their books signed by a real live author. We have a waiting list in our library to borrow the brilliant 'Black Powder'!’
Jo Cummins, English Manager, Chalk Ridge Primary School, Basingstoke, Hants
‘Ally gave an excellent talk on ‘Black Powder’ and the inspiration behind her story and the children really enjoyed the chance to meet her afterwards at the book signing. They will remember her visit for years to come.’
Jeff Doak – School Librarian – Tollgate Community Junior School, Eastbourne
Ally Sherrick's Amazon site
Historical Association's Young Quills Award 2017
'Black Powder 'has also won the North Somerset Teachers' Book Awards 2017 in the ‘Moving on’ category for older primary/lower secondary readers