Susannah offers a range of workshop packages for schools, based around her picture books.
She has trained with The Literacy Trust on their School For Writers course on how to deliver school workshops that link in with the curriculum.
Susannah is very experienced with working with children with a wide range of communication strengths and difficulties, as well as EAL.
Her workshops have a particular focus of supporting those children who have low confidence in their creative abilities, because she is passionate about getting ALL children excited about reading and writing for pleasure!
WORKSHOP OPTION a)
DREAM UP YOUR VERY OWN UNEXPECTED GUEST!
In Susannah's first picture book, The Terribly Friendly Fox, the party goers of the Annual Woodland Creatures Ball are alarmed when an unexpected guest arrives. After all, they have heard rumours about foxes, and their appetites! However, this is no ordinary fox. It turns out he is an entirely reformed character, he has changed his name to Gerald and he is now a vegetarian!
In this workshop your class can find out how to dream up their very own unique UNEXPECTED GUEST character and create their very own picture book story around them!
For a short video sample of Susannah exploring the theme of unexpected characters, recorded for Bradford Stories, an initiative of the Literacy Trust, click here:
WORKSHOP OPTION b)
DESIGN YOUR OWN FULLY FUNCTIONING MIND READING MACHINE!
In Susannah's second picture book, This Book Can Read Your Mind, a scientist introduces you to something truly incredible! Something that has never before been achieved. A book that can actually READ YOUR MIND! However, one word of warning - the mind reading equipment is extremely delicate and is particularly sensitive to silliness of any kind. But that is quite alright, because we have heard that your class are actually very sensible indeed AND not at all silly!
In this workshop your class can get their inventing hats on and design their very own, fully functional MIND READING MACHINES! Then we will search deep inside our minds to capture our silliest thoughts on paper and test them out on the silliometer which will check for any DANGEROUSLY SILLY thoughts! Steady on there!
For a short video sample of Susannah exploring the theme of mind reading inventions, also recorded for Bradford Stories, click here:
To find out more, or to discuss tailor made options for your individual school's needs, email Susannah on
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