As a former Learning Support Assistant I am more than happy to do school visits. Encouraging children to read and write is a passion, it’s the foundation for the rest of their learning.
Nursery – After reading from one of my books I have a little chat about the story and illustrations and provide colouring sheets with images from within the books.
P1 to P3 – After reading from one of my books I take questions from the children. These are usually about the story and illustrations and I encourage questions about writing structure relevant to their particular stage in the curriculum.
P4 to P7 – I have had great success talking to the older children. I still read the story but ask that they think about the structure, spot the twist in the middle and so on. I then chat/answer questions on everything from structuring and writing a story, finding a publisher and illustrator to marketing the final product. Given my background I do this in language that suits the curriculum and usually find that because it is language the children are comfortable with they open up and engage.
If you are interested in a school event please contact me here for more details on fees and availability.
Some feedback 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 from one of my books and again answer any questions the children might have. If its a public event it is followed by fairy colouring and crafts if it is a visiting school I give colouring sheets to take away. I don’t charge for library visits but depending on the distance may ask for travel expences.
These are great fun with lots of Fairy Fun colouring and crafts.
If you would like to contact me about a festival event please get in touch using the Contact Me page for details on fees and availability.
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