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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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Final panto tickets update.

4 left Monday 27th
12 left Thursday 30th

That is all
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*Final Panto Announcement*

If you’ve ordered tickets from me, please let me know when / where I can get them to you and I’ll let you know how you can pay. I’m happy to deliver the local ones or post out tickets to those further afield.

If you would still like tickets there are still some left for Monday / Tuesday / Thursday night. I think a few left for Friday / Saturday night too.

Come along - it’s a great way to get into the Christmas spirit, and a lot of fun. Plus, there’s ice cream!
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The BFG visited Violet and Mabel’s school today. His planned visit was announced yesterday. Violet quickly worked out who it would be, but Mabel didn’t.

“How will he fit in our school, daddy?” she asked, as Violet winked knowingly in my direction. Violet was SO excited last night to be in on the secret.

“You’ve got the best job ever,” she squealed this morning.

And you know what? On days like these I really have. The look of pure joy on Mabel’s face whilst I was clowning around in assembly was something that I’ll never forget.

I like being the BFG - he’s friendly and funny and kind, and, rather usefully, his brain is all scrambled - just like mine.

This may be the last chance I ever get to work with any of my girls in school, and if it turns out to be that way, then what a fine way to bow out.

They were SO excited and SO proud.

Just like their dad.

*Just before this photo was taken, the BFG said: “I is thinking you girls must be having a very nice dad.” They nodded furiously. I noticed the BFG smiled bigger than ever. And was that a hint of a tear in his eye...?!*
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