“It was such a great day and we have had wonderful feedback from staff and students. It was so lovely to have you launch the library with us and I’m sure will be a great memory for the little ones for a long time.”– Librarian, Wheatfield Primary School
Let’s get children excited about reading, writing and books!
I am available for school visits, library sessions, festivals and other events. I have a range of options available, depending on the age and interest of your audience. These can be tailored to suit your needs or can be combined as required. Please just get in touch and we can discuss!
“It was lovely to see the learners so engaged with the workshops. They gained a thorough understanding of how to write a story using a simple process and were enthusiastic to start writing their own stories immediately after.”– Literacy Lead, Glan Usk Primary School
Possible events could include:
Focus on All the Wonderful Ways to Read
Includes: An inspiring discussion about favourite books and favourite reading poses. Try out some ‘book yoga’, design a dream reading den together, then make your very own special bookmark to take home.
Suits: Reception through to Y2
Focus on The Colour of Happy
Includes: Book reading and interactive discussion about emotions, in line with PSHE, mindfulness and wellbeing. Paper plate emoji craft activity.
Suits: Nursery, Reception and Year 1
Focus on Little Leaf’s Journey
Includes: Quiz related to the four seasons and a game of ‘Little Leaf Says’. With a reading and discussion to tie in with the Reception curriculum.
Suits: Reception and Year 1
How Books Are Made
Includes: A discussion of the process of how a book comes to be, including visuals of the original manuscript, illustrator sketches and proof copies. Draws on my experience as an editor as well as a writer.
Suits: Reception through to Y6 (can be tailored to suit the age group)
Creative Writing Workshop
Includes: Discussion about creative writing and hands-on writing exercises and activities.
Suits: Y2-Y6 (can be tailored to suit the age group)
“Laura has been to our school twice now! Once was during Book Week, when the pupils enjoyed learning about the process of making a book and were inspired to create their own stories and illustrations afterwards. For the second visit, Laura tailored her talk to suit the Sleep topic we were studying. We felt the pupils’ learning was enhanced by each visit.”– Reception Teacher, Evenlode Primary School
Fees: For school visits, fees vary depending on the length of time that I am at your venue. Travel costs may be added if necessary.
Books: Together we can arrange for copies of the books to be ordered from a local bookshop. I am happy to sign and dedicate these on the day!
Virtual visits: Virtual visits for schools are available to book through Virtual School Visits.
For any other queries or bookings, please just get in touch.
“I found it so interesting to see the process that went into creating a book. I feel inspired to write again using my imagination and I know that I can edit it if I want to change anything!”– Year 6 Learner, Glan Usk Primary School
Past events include:
- Edinburgh International Book Festival, 2023
- FCBG conference, 2023
- Merthyr Tydfil Children’s Literature Festival, 2023
- Penarth Literature Festival, 2019
- World Book Day assemblies
- Library openings