Type of Artist:
Producer for TV (currently executive producer of pre-school animation Trucktown)
Multi-media presentation for KS2 (Yr 5-6) and KS3 (Yr7-8)
World-building workshop for KS3.
He can now offer sessions for KS1 with his picture book 'Stomp School'.
Jeff Norton engages KS2 and KS3 students with his story from reluctant reader to avid author. In a fun, relatable, and motivational talk, Jeff shares the inspirations behind his work and challenges students to think beyond the page.
Jeff’s latest novel is Alienated: Grounded At Groom Lake and Jeff uses it to speak about both the creative process and the importance of inclusion and empathy. When talking about MetaWars, Jeff shares his observations about trends and technology – engaging students with metaphors to living in video games. When discussing “Neurotic Zombie,” Jeff asks students to challenge their own prejudices and draws lessons about the universality of empathy…even for the undead.
His new series, Dino Knights publishes in June, 2019 and is perfect for Years 3 & 4. Jeff has an honest, straight-talking approach that inspires students to be their best selves. Jeff offers up to 3 sessions a day of an hour in length and lives in London but is happy to travel, providing expenses are met.
DetailsPreferred age range:
No of sessions per day:
3 maximum; ideally 2x before lunch, 1 x after lunch.
1 hour talk including Q&A, 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 London
Typically train. Car at 40 p per mile to/from home.
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Jeff Norton website
Alienated: Grounded at Groom Lake
METAWARS series (Orchard Books)
Book 1: Fight For The Future
Book 2: The Dead Are Rising
Book 3: Battle of the Immortal
Book 4: The Freedom Frontier
MEMOIRS OF A NEUROTIC ZOMBIE (Faber)
Keeping the Beat
“Both students and teachers loved it. From the teachers who were there, they shared that they loved how you spoke about determination and perseverance, and how you touched on the writing process and how the first copy does not have to be perfect. The students loved your enthusiasm and loved hearing about the characters. It’s been in great demand since your presentation!”
Meghan Grzelo, Librarian at John T. Tuck School, Burlington, Canada
“Jeff is a superb speaker. The children were totally immersed in the world of Metawars and virtual technology. I have seen him twice now and he just gets better! The children love his work. Hugely inspiring.”
Simon Hall, University College School, London
“Jeff came to visit Isambard to kick start our World Book Week celebrations. He enthralled our year 7 and 8 students with his tales of technology within the world of Metawars. His personable style endeared him to all. The library was a buzz at lunchtime with students keen to ask more about him and the books are flying off the shelves. We would love to have him back again.”
Stella Rogers, Learning Resources Centre Manager, Isambard School, Swindon, UK
Jeff Norton Amazon site