When I'm not busy writing, I go into schools to carry out workshops with the children. Schools can select a number of workshops held throughout the day for different year groups. I run workshopsfor all school ages and they are great fun if held with groups of up to three classes per session. That said, individual class workshops are great fun too!
For nursery and infants
Click Clack Crocodile's Back
A play, using the animals masks created in the workshop, with snazzy music and a crazy crocodile.
Here Comes The Crocodile
Powerpoint presentation with lots of sound and large visuals for all groups connected to the animal mask workshop.
Both workshops are suitable for ages 5–8 years old.
For years 2, 3 and 4
Stories from other cultures
Select from THE HUNT, mask making and a tale of a boy on a dangerous mission or CARVING THE SEA PATH, a tale of two cultures coming together through the lives of two boys living in the frozen lands of the arctic.
Sharks On The Loose
Masks and disguises come to life in this zany, fun tale, encouraging children to write about their own characters, heroes and create their own mask.
For years 5 and 6
Pitch Pond Curse
This workshop encourages interest in local history and changes in local environment, social development and is a scary ghost story too. Students create masks, hear the first part of the tale, then complete their artwork and build up to a tense and thrilling story end.
Step into back through history to discover to a dark time when evil swept through the palace of the Pharaoh and learn about how a young girl survives to tell the tale.