Type of Artist:
Baby Goz Activity Sessions Children Aged 3 to 7 First, I draw Goz and his friends.
The children join in by trying to guess what animal it is going to be. They suggest names and new characters. Some children are invited to come up and add details to the drawings, such as whiskers and claws, but the line intended to be a dog, may end up as a baby standing on its head.
The Goz play:
We read the 1st Goz story, then the children act it out using the costumes and the karaoke machine. They become a living book. The stories can change and extra characters can be added depending on the size and length of the session. The idea is to give a spark to the children’s imagination and creativity, so that afterwards they can make up their own stories and drawings in class.
The 3 Little Puzzle Pigs:
5 children act out this version of the well known story with a lot of audience participation and the new Story Play Fold Away houses. Can get quite lively!
For children aged 7 to 11 in the classroom
Talking about making books and writing stories using the flip-chart and storyboards to show how to get ideas, invent and develop characters etc.
Working with the History craft series:
Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Vikings, Middle Ages, Prehistoric. Question and answer session.
The core activity lasts a minimum of 40 minutes and is adapted to suit the ages and abilities of the children.
For example: more reading and drawing by myself and the children, questions and answers about making books, etc.
Enough room for the younger children to act out the play. In the hall or library if possible, with the children coming to me.
(I bring everything needed with me)
Flip-chart, many large sheets of paper.
Karaoke machine and radio microphone
(a power point needed).
A large box shaped like an egg.
Animal costumes etc. (heads and tails) for several plays based on the books.
The Big Charlie costume.
A typical school day would be:
Session 1: 9.30-10.30am
Session 2: 11-12pm
Session 3: 1-2pm
Session 4: 2-3pm
Book signing at the end of the day if required.
DetailsPreferred age range:
3-7 for acting out the stories.
7-11 for talk and demonstration in their classroom.
No of sessions per day:
4 (2 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon.)
40 minutes to 1 hour.
Areas prepared to travel to:
Live in Lincolnshire, but anywhere considered allowing for travel expenses and overnight accommodation
Car @ 40p per mile
Please email us for details
Hold PLI (public liability insurance):
Yes; Artists Interaction & Representation Scheme, policy AIR/11/00001 (£5.000.000)
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Fantastic to meet you both today. Everybody and I mean, EVERYBODY loved you. Julian (the HT popped in, you may have noticed, he's very tall).
All the teachers said that their children were engaged and enthralled AND you pitched it perfectly. Of course you did, you're a PRO!
Anyway, I hope we can tempt you to come to Shakespeare again in the future.
Shakespeare Primary School, Leeds
‘Thank you very much - we all had a great day.’
Kendall Primary School, Colchester, May 2012
'Thanks again for a great day. The children are making their own Big Bite Books.'
Victoria School, Poole, May 2011
'We so enjoyed your visit last March that we are hoping you could come and visit us again next year?
North Baddesley Infant School, Southampton, September 2010
'We estimated we had around 600 under 5s visit the event. The children loved your stories and illustrations...'
Sheffield Bookstart, The Bedtime Reading Event, Winter Gardens, May 2009
'...The children, parents and governors enjoyed the visit immensely. We hope to see you again next year...' The Principal, McArthur Nursery School, Belfast, March 2009
'...We'd love you to do Gala Day again on Nov 22 and a week of school visits...'
The Northern Children's Book Festival 2008
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