Having worked in primary learning support, where I assessed children from Primaries one to seven who needed extra-curricular support, and then created and delivered individual learning plans to meet their specific needs, I love the opportunity to get back into schools with my books and events.
Encouraging children to read and write is a passion, after all, it’s the foundation for the rest of their learning.
After reading from one of my books, I have a little chat about the story and illustrations and answer any questions the children have. This can either be followed by a colouring session from images from within my books or an arts & crafts session… or I can leave colouring sheets/arty topic for the children to do later on.
P1 to P3
You can choose between…
After reading from one of my books, we have a Q & A/chat around the story and illustrations, writing/character structure, working with an illustrator, the publication process and life as an author.
All relevant to their stage in the curriculum.
After reading from one of my books, I can give a Creative Writing workshop. This is usually on creating a character, as we can’t write a story without first knowing who our character is, although I can also offer one on descriptive writing. This is a longer session as the children then go on to create their own characters and either draw them or write a description about them depending on their individual stages.
P4 to P7 – I’ve had great fun and success talking to older children. I still read the story but ask that they think about structure and listen for the twist in the middle. I then chat/answer questions on everything from structuring and writing, finding a publisher and illustrator to marketing. Given my background, I do this in language that suits the curriculum.
If you would like more information on a school visit please contact me here for more details on availability. Detail on fees can be found here.
Events & Testimonials:
From Stanley Primary School:
“The kids and staff really enjoyed your visit! We had a parent council meeting tonight and a P7 boy spoke about how much he had enjoyed your visit! He had thought it would be babyish as the book is about fairies! He had learned loads! Thank you for taking the time to visit us today.”
From Coupar Angus Primary School:
“Pauline read so beautifully to the children in Coupar Angus Nursery, P1 & P2 they all listened intently and asked interesting questions. They loved to hear how, the book was made and the illustrations were done, some children tried some pictures of their own. They were really happy to get a book mark to take home and remembered the visit by playing in the fairy corner and looking at pictures. My 8 year old talked about her school visit too and she can’t wait for the next book.”
From Inch View Primary School in Perth:
“Had a marvelous visit from Pauline Tait at our school, Inch View primary, the children absolutely loved it. Pauline was also kind enough to answer the children s questions and gave them colouring in sheets and book marks to take home.”
Library visits are always fun, whether a public event or pupils visiting from a nearby school. I usually read one of my books and again answer any questions the children might have. If it’s a public event this is then followed by fairy colouring and crafts. However, if it’s a visiting school, I have colouring sheets the children can take away.
If you would like more information or to book a library visit please contact me here.
Festivals are always great fun, and if I’m visiting with my children’s picture books, there will be plenty of Fairy colouring, and crafts to follow the readings.
If you would like to contact me about a festival event please click here.