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10% discount on 3 or more days booked across a calendar year (they don’t have to be consecutive days)

A Typical Day…

In many ways, when I visit a school there is no such thing as a ‘typical’ day. The reason for this is twofold. Firstly, I don’t believe that there is anything such as a ‘typical school’ – every school I have ever worked in is unique; and secondly, I offer writing workshops, poetry workshops AND storytelling workshops. One school might need to focus on their writing, whereas another could be looking for a storyteller. Perhaps a school wants their children to become more proficient in their performance poetry, whilst yet another school wants to focus on their pupils’ poetry writing.

No matter what you require, I can promise that I will be able to deliver it. My objective is to provide what a school wants, in the best way that I can. I will liaise with a chosen member of staff to work out how I can best benefit your school; what groups I will be working with; and what the required outcomes are. When you invite me to your school, you get a bespoke visit that is never the same twice. It is one of the things that I believe makes me stand out from others in this field. I am also very happy to produce workshops that link in with current curriculum topics. All I ask is that you give me fair warning in order that I have time to prepare. I am happy to work with a number of groups within a day, a few groups, or indeed one class for the whole day. I am also extremely happy to lead assemblies. I have told stories to a hall filled with 400 children, and to a room filled with three. Nothing phases me and nothing is unachievable.

Full Day

£375 plus travel

Half Day

£220 plus travel

Full Week

£1600 plus travel

Training

Price on request

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

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Really need to get rid of our fridge freezer now. Will take £150. Bought for over £500 just over a year ago. Perfect working order - excellent extra for a garage or perfect for the kitchen. Let me know ASAP ... See MoreSee Less

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On holiday in Northumberland. I’ve found a rather nice writing spot. I also heard a fun tale involving a friend’s little daughter - inspiration hit. Enjoy!

Maisy’s Jumper

Little baby Ivy
Splashing in the bath
Cousin Maisy’s helping
Making Ivy laugh

First she puts some bubbles
High on Ivy’s head
Then a game of peekaboo
Before it’s time for bed

But just as bath time’s ending
Baby Ivy stops
She grunts and groans and pushes hard...
Plop! Plop! Plop!

“Mum!” yells Maisy, “gross! Oh yuck!
Look what Ivy’s done!”
The evidence is floating round -
It’s not a number one!

Ivy shoots a hand out
And grabs a pile of poo
This cute and gorgeous baby knows
Exactly what to do

She throws her missile through the air
Straight at cousin Maisy
It lands on Maisy’s brand new jumper -
Poor girl just goes crazy

“Help!” screams Maisy. “Get it off!
I think I’m going to vom.”
Maisy’s mum comes running in
To see what’s going on

She starts to laugh - she cannot stop -
Tears run down her cheeks
It is by far the funniest thing
That she has seen for weeks

And as for baby Ivy?
She giggles: “Ooh ooh, eee!”
Sits down with satisfaction...
...And fills the bath with wee!
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One of my best friends set up a school in Zimbabwe last year. I got this message just now - can anyone help?

Thanks!

Con
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The ups and downs of a Panini collector... ... See MoreSee Less

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We have 3 lovely guinea pigs - Tomato, Sponge and Foxy Mae. But our girls are allergic to them and, since we’ve got Pebbles (our dog) they don’t get much of a look in.

We’ve taken the tough decision to re-home them once we get back off our holidays. But we want them to go somewhere they’ll be loved and looked after.

We have an outdoor cage, cage cover, water bottle along with the guinea pigs themselves. They are lovely pets - never bitey- but just not right for us Burdekins anymore 😞.

If you’re interested, please let us know. We don’t want any money for them - just lots of love.

Thanks!!

Con and Clare

*They live in the garden at ours but can also be housed indoors*
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