A school visit from Adam
Adam visits schools all over the world and often starts with a half-hour performance to the whole school, including nursery and foundation. This is a typical literary festival type event, focusing on a picture book, for example one of the George’s Amazing Adventures series. In the performance, the children will meet the puppet of the character George. After the assembly Adam can offer a wide range of interactive workshops or performances. Just drop him a message for more details.
As co-founder of Storytelling Schools (www.storytellingschools.com), an international organisation dedicated to raising attainment in literacy, Adam is often asked to deliver a twilight training session following an author visit. Adam starts by telling a story that every teacher can use with their class. Here he demonstrates the HEAR MAP STEP SPEAK technique, considering calibration and extension. Following this, depending on time and the focus of the session, Adam explores how to elevate language as pupils move towards shared writing, identifying narrative foci and how to plan writers’ and language objectives.
“Adam’s INSET sessions are lively, imaginative, practical and insightful. An outstanding teacher of teachers.” Pie Corbett – poet, writer and independent educational consultant
Adam has a full up-to-date DBS Enhanced Certificate and £10 million public liability insurance.
A school visit from Charlotte
Charlotte has visited a wide range of schools in the UK and abroad and can offer a variety of sessions and workshops to suit your school’s needs. Charlotte usually starts the day with a whole-school assembly, showing and reading one of her books on the big screen, as well as talking about how she became a writer and how joyful and rewarding it is as a career. She could then run interactive sessions with different age groups, explaining how a book is made, from the initial idea to the finished text. Charlotte would read more of her books in these sessions, involving the children with dressing up and acting out the parts of characters.
Charlotte can also run bespoke workshops for different age groups, including writing adventure stories and creating non-fiction texts. For example, using The Street Beneath My Feet as a stimulus, children work in groups to make their own unfolding book.
Please contact Charlotte to find out more.
“I just wanted to say thank you for such a fantastic day. You provided a range of exciting and engaging workshops across so many year groups. Staff were really positive about the workshops, saying how much the children enjoyed them. I have made a display in the library of your visit along with all your books for the children to borrow. It was a pleasure to meet you.” – Corinne Benham-Smith, Priory Rise School, Milton Keynes
“It has been great having Charlotte visit our school on several occasions. She was easy to contact and her flexible approach fitted in with the timetable and needs of the school. I was really inspired by Charlotte’s non-fiction workshops for KS2 pupils – she made non-fiction engaging and relevant to pupils and she was also a real hit with our younger pupils who loved the different retellings and re-enactments of some of her picture books. I would wholeheartedly recommend Charlotte as a fantastic author to visit any school!” – Anna Neal, Assistant Head Teacher, Wood Farm School, Oxford
A visit from Adam and Charlotte
Adam and Charlotte are also happy to visit your school together to run literary festival style performances and separate workshops. Please send us a message to let us know what you would like.