This page will show you the kind of work I've recently done, along with feedback from librarians, teachers and pupils, plus links to any external reports. If you have worked with me recently and can spare the time to give me some feedback, please email your thoughts or send your comments via my Contact Form.

"Thanks for Friday. We had a great day. Really positive feedback both from pupils and staff." ~ Angela Waugh, Librarian, Hungerhill School, Doncaster.(15-07-11 ~ Boys Into Books workshop)

"Many thanks for a great afternoon yesterday!" ~ Sally Jones, Librarian, Newbold Community School, Chesterfield. (16-12-10 ~ Dickens Workshop ~ A Christmas Carol)

West Park School, Derby ~ 25-11-10 ~ full day of drama / fiction

  • 2 x 2-hour sessions with Y7 avid readers, helping to push them on to more challenging fiction
  • 1 hour session with Y9 reluctant readers
  • 1 hour after-school club with Y6 readers

"Once again you have given us a real treat. The pupils really enjoyed the workshops and the Deputy Head was impressed with the work you did... If we have funding again next year I shall certainly book you again." Karin Carter, Librarian.

Northern Ireland Book Award ~ 3 days of workshops to explore the short-listed books - photos and report.

"On behalf of everyone in Year 6, thank you for coming to our school and doing drama with us. We had a fantastic time with you; everyone now wants to read the Doncaster Book Award books." ~ Elise, Y6, Hexthorpe Primary, Doncaster.

"Really enjoyed your visit to St.Malachy's in Castlewellan. My Year 9 pupils were really stimulated by the workshop." ~ Pauline Burgess, English Teacher, St Malachy's, N.Ireland

"Today was great. I really enjoyed all the activities with the drama and you made me want to read all 12 books!" ~ Nancy, Y7, The King John School, Benfleet, Essex.

"The workshop was the best way to help me choose my Booked Up book, by giving me a little info on the books. Thanks for your time, it was great!" ~ Hamza, Y7, Hulme Grammar Schools, Oldham.