School & Library Visits

I'd love to come share my story with you . . .


I've been a teacher and a community worker. I've organised family events, and events for other children's authors through the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators as well as devising and facilitating craft activities for children and adults.

I'm a member of the National Association of Writers in Education and have an enhanced DBS certificate dated 12 October 2019

In return for travel expenses from Southampton UK and the opportunity to sell my book, I can offer this one hour session adaptable for school years 5 to 8:

  • Short introduction to me and my writing journey (5 minutes)

  • I'll read two excerpts from the The Wonder Girls (15 minutes) (hear me read on Soundcloud)

  • We will discuss 'Gangs', friendship groups, kindness and inclusivity. (15 minutes)

  • Short writing character exercise, with lots of visual stimuli and reference to my story excerpts, to 'create a gang'. (30 mins)

    • select up to 5 character images ​

    • For each character answer these questions:  What do they want? What do they need? (Are they the same?) What are they frightened of/worried about? Do they want to join the gang or not? Why?  Give your gang a name.

    • If time, introduce the new 'gangs' with the rest of the group

The session will be interactive - lots of opportunities throughout for sharing ideas and asking questions.

I also have a join the gang make a badge craft activity (sewing/fabric pens) which could be incorporated into a longer session.

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