As a passionate advocate for the importance of reading and writing for pleasure, I love working with children and am available for school visits to Early Years and Key Stage 1 Primary School Year Groups, bookshops and libraries. I hold a current basic DBS Certificate.
My visits are full of energy and interaction, and can be tailored to fit with ongoing superhero or PSHE topics at school and adjusted to meet the particular needs of the classes in question.
Download my School Visit Information Pack for full details:
Please read this useful guide produced by The Society of Authors for any teaching or library professionals considering booking an author visit:
A Guide for Schools Organising An Author Visit.
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contact page for more information and to discuss requirements. Testimonials Kenya class loved having Kate in to visit. She was fully engaging throughout and interacted brilliantly with the children. The children loved her book and some even went home to do some of their own story writing as a result. It was lovely to hear Kate telling the children how old she was when she started writing to - hopefully this has helped them to realise their own potential. Kate inspired our year 2 children to create their own super hero story. Her main message to the children was not be afraid of the mechanics of writing (spelling and grammar) but concentrate on the message you want to give. Be your own illustrators and be creative. Her energy and enthusiasm for writing was infectious. A brilliantly interactive session where pupils shared their superhero ideas superhero artwork... it was a wonderful day. A couple of weeks ago, Year 1 enjoyed a visit by local author Kate Thompson. She shared her book, 'Superheroes don't get scared... Or Do They?' and talked to the children about being brave. We really enjoyed having her! [B]oth groups really enjoyed the session - you can always tell by how well they listen... they were really inspired to create their own Superheroes - we had some amazing results. It was hard to tear them away from their designs.