workshops look at a particular aspect of science, often from an unusual point of view. This leads
to the children writing a creative, but scientifically accurate,
piece covering a range of text types (for example, diary entries,
report, newspaper article or story). These are some examples:
Materials - Years 2 to 3
This is based on How a Book is Made, which I wrote for Heinemann Library.
It looks at the materials and printing processes involved in producing a book.
Surviving in the rain forest?
- Year 4
What are the main problems and dangers you would encounter if you were stranded in a rainforest. How would you survive and could you find your way
Living in space - Year 5
How do astronauts cope with zero gravity? This workshop looks at how they move, eat, sleep and wash.
Volcanoes - Year 6 and 7
How do volcanologists study volcanoes and how do they protect themselves from the many dangers and hazards of an eruption.
have CRB clearance, with an Enhanced Disclosure certificate, and Public Liability insurance cover for visits
to schools as a writer.
What they said:
All the children still wanted to talk about your visit the next day and that's always a good sign! You were very kind and thorough in answering their questions.
Lynne Gilkes, Grendon Primary School
The children enjoyed the science writing workshops and, because
they combine science and literacy, they helped them understand the
science much better.
Mrs Neocleous, New North Community School,
The girls enjoyed the workshops and have done some great follow-up work.
Sophie Morley, Seaton House School, Sutton, Surrey.