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I charge a day rate in line with fees recommended by the Society of Authors for author visits to schools: Please enquire for details about making a block booking i. For the Make a Non-Fiction Book Workshop you will typically need between 7 and 10 worksheets per workshop session.
Travel expenses to and from home Winsford, Cheshire: Enter my postcode CW7 in the Start box, and the first part only of your school's postcode in the Finish box. It's the road miles figure that counts, not the as the crow flies figure.
Also, remember to double the road miles figure to take account of my journey home. Accommodation expenses if an over-night stay is needed i. I don't expect payment on the day.
I will invoice you after the visit. Payment can be made by cheque or BACS transfer full details are given on the invoice. All I ask is that payment is made in full within 30 days of the invoice date. Am I available to visit you?
You can see my available dates here, in my bookings diary. It's an embedded Google diary — if you can't see it, refresh the page. If you still can't see it, and you're viewing it from a school, your LEA has probably blocked it, so you'll need to view it from your home computer.
Click the arrow buttons in the top left corner of the diary page to scroll through the months. If your first choice date is already booked, please consider another date.
I'm happy to take bookings several months in advance. To get in touch, send me an email or complete the contact form — both are at the bottom of this page.
Can you send us display materials? I'm often asked for display posters. Well, if my publishers made any, you'd be welcome to have some! Until then, you'll have to create your own display using images and text from this website, book covers from amazon, and your own creativity.
I've put photos of examples of display materials made by schools in the Ideas for Pre-Visit Work section of this site — click link in sidebar to the left the Pocket Biographies and Storyboards have been replicated by many schools. Where will I visit? However, don't let geography stop you from inviting me to visit you — contact me and between us we'll see what can be arranged.
This map shows most of the schools I've visited aboutas of Schools within 60 miles of mid-Cheshire CW7 postcode should be in reach for a day visit starting at 9: Schools further than 60 miles of mid-Cheshire CW7 postcode should timetable for a later start say Schools well away from mid-Cheshire CW7 postcode will need to allow for travel the day before and an overnight stay in your area; this includes all London schools HS2 is a long way off!Ideas for pre-visit work Basic preparation The obvious things to do 'Welcome to our school' A narrative script Pocket biographies Making mini-books about me Storyboards or researchboards Display posters using Widgit Symbols Wall display.
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This is a card matching activity, with flags, landmarks and capital cities from European countries. These can be laminated and used for a sorting activity. KS2 Hanukkah Play Script Writing Activity Sheet This text can be used to familiarise pupils with the layout of a play script and identify the features, and to work complete a play script about the story of Hanukkah.
A powerpoint, activity and double-sided worksheet on Viking gods and goddesses. I made this for a high-achieving Year 5 class but it can be adapted quite easily.
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