Type of Artist:
Interactive writing sessions, drama sessions, readings, talks and songs.
I also take to schools the original superhero comics which inspired me as a boy.
Author visits usually start with a whole school assembly where I read from the books, do role play with pupil volunteers and sing accompanied by my ukulele.
DetailsPreferred age range:
6-12 year olds
No of sessions per day:
No limits, but usually I do two sessions in the morning and two in the afternoon. More sessions are negotiable.
Writing workshops usually take just over an hour, followed by book signing
Areas prepared to travel to:
Anywhere if overnight and travel expenses are all met in addition to fee. I live in West Yorkshire.
Car at 40 p per mile to/from home.
Please email us for details
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Holds PLI via NAWE and CRB checked.
James Beresford's website
The Fabulous Four Fish Fingers
Frozen Fish Fingers
Fish Fingers v Nuggets
It was brilliant, thank you so much for all the effort you put into every session. The kids absolutely loved it and so did the teachers. Hopefully we will be able to work together again in the future.
Leslie Manser Primary School
‘Jason is a god-send. He is energetic, enthusiastic, engaging and clearly committed to finding creative ways of helping students access the curriculum. He offers terrific value for money as a visiting author. And his books are fabulous.’
Robert Baldock, Head of English, Reading Grammar School
‘Jason arrived today and totally swept our pupils away. He is as his books: enthusiastic and completely committed to making the reading experience as enjoyable as possible.’
Christine Brown, Headteacher Wheelwright Lane School, Coventry.
‘The class sessions were brilliant and engaging and the children are very much looking forward to finishing their superhero work. Thanks again and we will not hesitate to recommend you to others.’
Laura Darley, KS2 Leader, Parklands Primary School, Leeds
‘Dear Jason, You were amazing, so much energy and whizz, it was great to see the faces of people watching what was going on. I really thank you for giving us your time, it is so important to make the link for people between the books that they see on the shelves and the amazing people that write them. You were inspirational and have shown young children in Coventry what it is possible for them to achieve.’
Sorrelle Clements, Service Development Manager, Libraries and Information Services, Coventry City Council
‘The assembly was fantastic! I would thoroughly recommend a visit from Jason, his Panteater and his ukulele!’
Ruth Whiteside Deputy head teacher, Hawthorn Primary School, Newcastle
He couldn't have done any more to motivate, entertain and inspire our young writers. Laughter rang around our hall, tears rolled down cheeks, and more importantly, today, children have been busily writing - filled with ideas based on Jason's exciting visit. I couldn't recommend him highly enough to any school. He made writing exciting, cool, fun and all of his advice and ideas were accessible by children of any ability.
Brdget Kinsey, St Wilfrid's Primary, Bishop Auckland.
It was great to have you here. I just wish there was more people with your zest for life about!! All children and adults thoroughly enjoyed the day. You had us gripped from the moment you began your assembly. You have lots of fans here at Millfields Primary! Warm wishes and thanks for all that you did for us on Tuesday.
Eithne O'Donovan, Millfields Primary, Cheshire
Jason Beresford's Amazon site