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Creative writing and poetry sessions

Creative writing and poetry sessions
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As an experienced teacher of nearly a decade, my sessions are engaging and well-structured with clear outcomes that can, if required, be tailored to your specific needs.

Creative writing sessions provide a great opportunity for reluctant or struggling writers to realise that they can create amazing ideas independently. Feedback from these visits is always positive with teachers reporting that their children have taken their story ideas home and written them as full pieces of work.
As a use of pupil premium funding, one of my smaller group sessions would be the perfect way to re-engage disaffected or disadvantaged learners and increase confidence and self-belief.

My choose-your-own-adventure book, The Magic Knight, serves as a great basis for discussing this exciting genre and is very popular with reluctant readers, particularly boys. It also forms the foundation for my story structure sessions that look at how authors direct the narrative in their stories.

Tig You're It is a brilliantly funny (I have confirmation of this from lots of children, it's not just my biased opinion!) book of poetry that will resonate with both teachers and children alike. Poetry sessions with myself can take many forms and be tied in with any topic area.
For more information, it's best to get in touch as these sessions can be very varied - taking the form of drama, performance or written poetry, or even a mix of the three - and are best tailored to your specific needs.

Alongside all of this, I offer CPD sessions for teachers (discounts are available if booked at the same time as a children's session) based around creative writing and how to give children the tools to get over their writer's block.

To help cover the cost of my visits, I offer a competitive cashback scheme on any books sold as part of the event. This means that by promoting the event, your children get access to brilliant books whilst helping to fund the event for the school. Contact me for more information.

Testimonials:
“An excellent day was had by all! Motivational in promoting a love for reading and that all have the potential to be writers. Thank you!” – Countesthorpe Leyland Community College

“The children thoroughly enjoyed the sessions which were fun, creative and engaging. The assemblies were a great way to raise the profile of reading and boost reading enjoyment. An excellent day which was very fun and enjoyable. The pupils really enjoyed the workshops as they were a really creative way for them to write their own stories and work as a team.” – Martinshaw Primary School

“Matt did some extra work with the year 5s by supporting them to create their own stories. The children engaged with Matt and came up with some great ideas based on his books. Matt was wonderful with the children and supported them well. He was very entertaining and the children were very excited about writing and couldn’t wait to write more! I would not hesitate to have Matt back to discuss his new books with the children.” – Stokes Wood Primary School
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Locations: England;
Telephone Number: 07508669232
Postcode: le38px
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Workshop Themes: Creative writing, poetry, writing engagement, reluctant writers, pupil premium intervention
Ages (Keystages): Ages 5-7 (KS1),  Ages 7-11 (KS2),  Ages 11-13 (KS3),  Ages 13-16 (KS4),  Ages 16-18 (KS5),  Adult
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