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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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Written by my friend, Peter Robinson, for my birthday today. It's flipping brilliant! ... See MoreSee Less

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I'm at Castleford Library waiting to do a storytelling workshop. The three crowd members so far are rather familiar😀.

I ran some workshops here last summer. One of the boys who came was called Peter. He attended as part of his Children's University course where he had to do 1000 hours. At the end he'd to pick his favourite moment.

He picked my workshop. How special do I feel?!
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Facebook keeps reminding me of our 40th last year. In light of that, plus the fact that I have a poetry book to write by the end of the month, here's a poem about mi twin bruv, Phil.

My identical twin

I'm his twin and he's my twin
And when I lose it means he wins
And when he wins it means I lose
And we both have the same sized shoes

I'm his twin and he's my twin
My face is round his face is thin
My waist is big his waist is small
We're both six and a bit feet tall

I'm his twin and he's my twin
On stage he's shy on stage I sing
He writes with left I write with right
At maths we've always both been bright

I'm his twin and he's my twin
Our brother's Ol our mum is Lynne
In photos taken years ago
Which twin is which? Nobody knows

I'm his twin and he's my twin
I'm like his yang and he's my yin
I know his thoughts he knows mine too
We're miles apart yet stick like glue

I'm his twin and he's my twin
It's really quite a glorious thing
For 40 years we've been this way
I wouldn't change a single day

(Except the day he broke a snooker cue on my back...)
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Mabel keeps telling me about the 'turtle on my knee' in the song Attention. I couldn't believe that was right, but she assured me it was. I've just looked it up - 'throwin' that dirt all on my name' isn't nearly as good as Mabel's invention 😀 ... See MoreSee Less

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Check out Wakefield Libraries getting in on the rhymes! Good work 😀 ... See MoreSee Less

You know that you'll have a great time With story and rhythm and rhyme, When Conrad is here- He's due to appear on the stroke of the two o'clock chime! Conrad Burdekin! enjoy a great afternoon of fun with words.

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