Type of Artist:
Workshop about refugees for primary school children based on the picture book My Name Is Not Refugee
Workshop for primary school about food poverty based on the picture book It’s a No Money Day
A workshop based on My Name Is Not Refugee, a picture book about the experience of being a child refugee. We explore the issues in the book by asking the children to put themselves in the situation of the main character and think about how their own experience connects to the experience of being a stranger in a new place. Involves some black and white drawing.
A workshop about food poverty based on It’s a No Money Day. We explore the issues by asking the children to put themselves in the situation of the main characters and thinking about the choices available to this little family. Involves some black and white drawing.
DetailsPreferred age range:
session a) ages 6 - 10
session b) ages 6 - 10
Maximum number in any one session:
session a) Two classes of children is ideal but I will consider larger groups.
session b) Two classes of children is ideal but I will consider larger groups.
No of sessions per day:
session a) 50-60 minutes followed by 10 minutes of questions if desired.
session b) 50-60 minutes followed by 10 minutes of questions if desired.
Areas prepared to travel to:
I am based in Scotland. If I am driving myself I will travel south as far as Manchester/ Liverpool Sheffield, Leeds or Hull.
If I am using the train I will go further.
I have family in Milton Keynes so I would be happy to travel to this area.
I would ask for 25p per mile.
Please email us for details
Hold PLI (public liability insurance):
My Name Is Not Refugee
It’s A No Money Day
Duncan Versus the Googleys (middle grade fiction)
Overheard in A Tower Block by Joseph Coelho
The Girl Who Became A Tree also written by Joseph Coelho
‘Kate inspired our children with her lovely book ‘My name is not Refugee’ - she discussed writing and the creative process with them and enabled children to connect with the written word in entirely new ways. Children were curious to learn more about how Kate got the idea for her book; she took the time to show them her draft work which made them realise that through revision and feedback, their own writing can improve. Kate was kind and professional and the children thoroughly enjoyed their chat!’
Kate’s Zoom session was amazing, it really was very well structured. She gave the children an in depth look at the refugee crisis and how refugees are represented in the media, the content was simple and easy for children to grasp and discuss. She pointed out how to draw the illustrations and gave the idea how space is used in a picture book. The sessions were wonderful, educational and incredibly valuable.I feel the children really got some valuable insight from it.