I love to share my books with children as well as involving them in the creation of new characters and stories.
For KS 1: I read my stories and involve children in creating new stories and characters in an interactive illustration session.
For KS 2 and above: I talk about how I create my books and inspire children to collage their own character in colour. For 9 years+ I show how a dummy book is made and help children storyboard their own story.
The children at Parkgate House School thoroughly enjoyed Claire’s picture book and storyboarding workshop. The information and skills were excellently matched to the children’s age and they came away with so much enthusiasm and specific knowledge for our Picture Book project. Claire’s art skills, in particular, were especially admired and coveted by the children. Their picture books are going to be of a fantastic standard due to kick-starting the project with Claire’s workshop. Thanks once again Claire!
Hannah Ross, Head of English, Parkgate School, Clapham, November 2016
Claire was very inspirational to the children and we were able to really enhance the children’s writing by learning from her techniques and editing tips for young children’s stories. Claire also was very clear on how to link her writing skills to the story board and planning formats that we use regularly in year 6. We would love to have her come again.
Elska Hughes, Prep School teacher, St Joseph’s College, Ipswich, June 2016
I would just like to say a huge thank you for yesterday . The children (and staff!) had a wonderful time and I know they learnt a lot too. You pitched the sessions perfectly , and really inspired the children .
Julia Warner, Deputy Head Teacher, St Matthews School, Wimbledon, May 2016
If you would are interested in booking a half or full day school visit, please contact me.