What makes me different?
- Fun and engaging
- Over 10 years’ experience
- DBS certified
- Nursery – Year 6
- Poet, Storyteller and Writer
- Teacher trainer
- Visited over 200 schools
If you’re looking for something to do next Friday with the kids... ... See MoreSee Less
My first ever i-movie!
One of my poems called ‘I Like Reading’
My girls helped a lot with the technical aspects.
I fell out a wheelie bin. ... See MoreSee Less
Last Thursday I met a lad called Barry - an unusual name for a primary school pupil these days.
He was great, and all the staff spoke really highly of him. I wrote this poem with Barry in mind. I then discovered that in a couple of weeks it’s National Random Acts of Kindness Day, so it seems appropriate to post this now.
Enjoy!! The poem is called (rather imaginatively, I thought) ... Barry! ... See MoreSee Less
Look at this! How wonderful. As you might have seen, I've been collecting #booksforJacob - a young man in one of my Patron of Reading schools who loves reading more than anything else. Only, he's read every book in school. So I asked if anyone could help out. And it's begun! An author friend is sending him a signed copy of her latest book, several others on Twitter / Facebook have been sending them to his school addressed to him, and then yesterday MANDY BROOMHEAD, bless her cotton socks, hand delivered a parcel. Jacob's mum found me on Twitter today to thank me. It's so lovely when you get to see the impact you have, and this, Mandy, is the impact you've had.
Anyone else who would like to donate, please let me know. And, if you're worried that Jacob will have read everything already, a small cash donation could be a good alternative - I had this idea that we could send him off to a bookshop to find new books that he'd never read!
It's good to have a story that makes you smile once in a while.
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I was back at one of my favourite schools today - High Bank in Liversedge. It was them, remember, for whom we collected all those books earlier in the year. I just LOVE this school. I was reminded once again...