Type of Artist:
Writing workshops for KS1 & KS2
DetailsPreferred age range:
5 – 11 year olds
Maximum number in any one session:
Up to 30
No of sessions per day:
The number and length of the sessions are negotiable, depending on school timetable and the age of the children but should not exceed 5 hours of contact time in the school day.
Areas prepared to travel to:
Anywhere if travel and overnight expenses are met
Please email us for details
Hold PLI (public liability insurance):
Have current PLI and DBS
Amanda Swift website
Guinea Pigs Online series (6 books), co-written with Jennifer Gray
'Thank you so much for the wonderful workshops you directed. The conversations generated were priceless.'
Alys Leighton, YR 1 Teacher and PHSE Coordinator, Sydenham Junior High School
'I just wanted to say thanks once again. I had a wander round all the teachers this afternoon, and the feedback was universally enthusiastic: all the children loved your sessions, and they were creatively buzzing afterwards. The year 5 teachers decided to abandon the planned lesson after your session (French) because the children were so enthused they wanted to get them writing. The result has been some wonderful guinea pig stories, even from the children who don't usually write more than a line.'
Suzy Jenvey, Teaching Assistant, Myatt Garden Primary School, Lewisham
‘Thank you so much for this morning. All the children have been talking about it and adults and children enjoyed Amanda’s talk so much!’
Jacqui Rackham, Librarian, Sunnyhill Primary School, Lambeth
‘I just wanted to get in touch to say thank you on behalf of our year three class for their wonderful experience in Wigmore Library yesterday. They all came back full of enthusiasm and were inspired by Amanda Swift and her books.’
Louise Prestidge, St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Primary School, Gillingham, Kent
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