I run workshops for 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 croc.
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 yrs.
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.
“I wanted to write and thank you so much for your very successful visit to our school this week. It was wonderful that you could spend time with every year group from Nursery to Year Six. All the children were inspired by your stories and enjoyed hearing you read them and talk about being a writer. You spoke in a way that captivated all the different age groups. The children also loved the mask making activities as well as the opportunity to meet you after school to buy your books and get an autograph.”
Teacher from a London school
“We started the day with a whole school assembly, where Kathryn talked to the children about her books and in particular the different things that inspired her to write the books. The children really related to these ideas and this then inspired the whole school to write about their walks to school, based on Kathryn’s book Ruby’s Walk to School.
My class are year 4 so they worked on the book ‘Beast Hunter’, the story is a really good length, which meant that they were able to listen to Kathryn read the whole story. This was broken up with work on their own imaginary beast and descriptive words to describe the beast in the lake. The children got a lot out of their hour session and the visit has definitely raised the profile of writing in the school.”
Wendy Rousell, Elmhurst Junior School
“A big thank you, Kathryn for your time at KES Pre-Prep. The children had a wonderful morning full of imaginative play and creativity. You brought your characters to life in ways that truly captured the children’s imagination not to mention getting me to wear big yellow trousers and a floppy hat! Look forward to you coming back.”
Stuart Boydell, King Edward’s Pre-Prep
“On behalf of all the staff, we want to thank you so much for coming to visit us at Leatherhead Lodge on Tuesday. All the children loved meeting you and had a wonderful time listening to you read your stories. You have given our Reception and Year 1 children such inspiration to write their own stories that we have spent the rest of the week writing our own books! You were brilliant with the Nursery children and they were all engaged in their mask making activities.”
Anna Bennett, Downsend School, Surrey
“On Thursday 10th March, 18 lucky pupils got the opportunity to meet the wonderful author, Kathryn White. Kathryn is a very successful author of many books which have captured the hearts of hundreds of children whether they are having their first book read to them or they are starting secondary school. We got the chance to read some of her stories as well as write our own. Kathryn was very helpful and inspirational to us all and we would like to thank both her and the English department for such a great morning!”
Sophie Drew – Yr 9.
“Thank you so much for the day that you spent at our school. The children absolutely loved working with you and were inspired to produce their own books. The way that you captured their imaginations through a mixture of art work and reading stories is something that will keep them enthusiastic for a long time to come.”
Year 2, Kingston Park
Get in touch!
If you would like me to come to your school and run one or more of my workshops, please contact me! I run a maximum of five workshops per day visit.
You can get in touch through my contact form or by emailing me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org – I’d love to hear from you!