Creative Writing Workshops

From sailing the seas with Captain Cut-throat, to landing in the middle of a rainforest adventure on the back of an oversized parrot, my workshops stimulate even the most reluctant of writers – boys and girls. Broken down into manageable chunks, each workshop is tailored to meet the specific needs and varying abilities of the children with whom I work.

Whether it be travelling to Space in a brand new rocket, or fighting a fire-breathing dragon that has just gobbled up the Head Teacher, I offer sessions that are designed to enthuse and delight everybody in the class. Time is always given at the end of a session for some of the children to read out their work.

One of my best loved (and unique) workshops is my ‘Story from Scratch’ session where I help the whole group to create a story out of nothing. Children often remember the story that they’ve created years after my visit, and always have a great sense of ownership of it. They are also incredibly engaged and desperate to write down the story that we’ve created.

My passion for writing, added to my enthusiasm within the classroom, make for writing workshops that children love.

I am happy to bring my own writing workshops or to link with current classroom topics.

My writing workshops are appropriate for all Primary school aged children.

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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