Events

Let’s get children excited about reading, writing and books! I am available for school visits, library sessions and other events. I have a range of options available, depending on the age and interest of your audience. These can also be tailored to suit your needs. 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

 

Book-focussed session 1: 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

 

Book-focussed session 2: My Friend Sleep

Includes: Dreams memory game, book reading and discussion about dreams and nightmares, in line with ‘When I Am Asleep’ topic. Dragon colouring and naming activity.

Suits: Nursery, 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)

 

Other info

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!

For queries or bookings, please just get in touch.

“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, and the children got creative colouring – and naming – their dragons. We felt the pupils’ learning was enhanced by each visit.” – Reception Teacher, Evenlode Primary School 

“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