A fun all school poetry performance assembly to start the day.
Nursery: Sharing stories and poems.
Reception: Creating a class story or poem.
Years 1- 6 : Creative writing workshops (story or poetry)in a classroom setting. The aim is to inspire and enthuse the children, and for each child to produce the bones of a story or the first draft of a poem.
Years 1-6: Kick start creativity in a shorter session with year groups or Key Stage groups. Get them buzzing with ideas.
Y6 upwards: Talk about being a writer/the writing process, plus Q&A
Library sessions up to an hour and a half (to include 15 min break) – levelled to audience (pre-school-4s or 5-8s)
DetailsPreferred age range:
Nursery, Reception, Years 1-6.
If I am booked to work with elementary students at a school which also has older students, I’m happy to give a talk to middle school/ high school students and/or run a workshop with these groups.
No of sessions per day:
I do as many sessions as can be timetabled in a school day, provided that I am scheduled an hour for lunch and a 20 min tea break morning and afternoon.
No more than two sessions back to back, please.
Assembly 30 minutes
Nursery and Reception 30 mins
Year 1 30-45 mins
Year 2- 6 workshops 45mins – 1 hour.
Kick start creativity sessions 45 minutes
Up to an hour signing session at the end of school
Car @ 30 pence per mile.
Please email us for details
Hold PII (professional indemnity insurance):
Yes, through NAWE
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The children all had a brilliant day and are still talking about it. It was great having you here and we would recommend you to other schools.
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Our thanks to you for a delightful, enlivening and inspirational day! The children (and staff too!) are still buzzing about it today and remembering a lot of details, which is great.
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Both staff and public are chatting about it, you certainly left an impression of happiness and well-being to many. It was great to have a lively session in the library for the Community.
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