Bringing a story alive is key to my visits to primary schools, libraries and festivals. My storytelling sessions are interactive and lively, with everyone taking part. This includes singing, role-play, and a healthy dollop of imagination. A typical workshop includes storytelling, a craft activity, a Q&A session, and a story challenge.
As Quiet As A Mouse
Interactive retelling of the story, which is about a noisy elephant who is desperate to be quiet so he enlists the help of a friendly mouse. Also includes an arty crafty session - making finger mice and noisy elephant shakers - or a choice of noisy and quiet games, including Opposites, Sleeping Elephants, and Simile Search. Most suitable for Early Years - Y1
Interactive retelling of the story, which is about two children and their imaginative adventures. Also includes basic mask-making or the opportunity to write rhymes using the same structure as the book. Their rhymes can be as sensible or silly as they want! Most suitable for Early Years - Y2
Where do I find inspiration for story ideas? During this one-hour interactive workshop, I share my writing inspirations and go on a story hunt using pictures, music, and a range of interesting objects to stimulate the senses and imagination. By the end of the workshop, each child will have a notebook of ideas they can use for a story. Most suitable for Y2-Y6.
Words and Pictures
How are picture books made? During this 45-minute interactive presentation, I talk about the process from getting an idea for a story right through to the publisher printing a book. Also includes Q&A session. Most suitable for Y2-6.
A typical day can consist of three one-hour sessions or four shorter ones - each tailored to your needs. I charge the Society of Authors' recommended rate. Please email for more details, without obligation.
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