What they said...
Here are just some of the comments from schools and other organisations who have enjoyed Ian's author visits...
Alex Yr 5 East Stour Primary School Ashford Kent
Thank you so much for such a fun day!
Year 4/5 pupils Wilton and Barford Primary Salisbury
He has the ability to mesmerise, entertain and inspire children! Gillian Duke Teacher West Borough Primary Kent
(You showed that) writing
can be fun!
Brigid Tarrel Library
Worker Pinhoe Primary School Devon
(We enjoyed) EVERYTHING. Seeing children who are normally afraid or reluctant to write beaming with confidence was wonderful to see!
Claire Pallett Deputy Head Spring Meadow Primary School Harwich Essex
Children who are normally reluctant to write produced some excellent work, often at a significant level above their usual standard!
Claire Harris Headteacher Kemsley Primary School Sittingbourne Kent
"The children thoroughly enjoyed the day and they have produced some fantastic work as a result of your input... I will be in touch to arrange another visit!
Simeon Cawfield Headteacher Milstead CEP School
The story telling had everyone
enthralled and enthused!
Elizabeth Higgins St
Augustine's R.C. School Camberley
As the organiser of book week I found the whole booking process and visit one of the easiest I have experienced
Maria Baker Book Worker Richmond Primary School
Ian was a total pleasure to listen to when working with my year 5 class. The suspense produced by some of my writers had me on the edge of my seat! The phenomenal vocabulary and inference produced by all the children showed just how inspired they were.
Carol Wood D.Head Southborough School Maidstone
Enjoyed by children and teachers alike... the boys were very engaged!
Caroline Stevens Literacy Coordinator Battle and Langton Primary School East Sussex
The children really enjoyed the alien workshop - they were really motivated to think about characters and wanted to carry on next day.
Emily Drage Yr 3/4 teacher St George's CEP Bromley London
"If I had a favourite author it would be you!"
Kirsty, age 8 Oaktrees Community School Maidstone
I thoroughly enjoyed the day and the children did too. They have produced some excellent written work from your workshops.
Denise Rought Yr 6 Teacher Stanway Fiveways Primary Colchester
The children were enthused about the workshops. It was great fun and parents have commented on how much children have talked about the day. Year 5/6 want to use your planning techniques in their writing in the future.
Rebecca Meade Bredhurst Primary School Kent
Very enjoyable! I particularly liked the writing workshops for year 6... very beneficial before SATS! Rose Callaway Hilltop Primary Rochester
CLICK HERE to see more details about Ian's special SATS workshops.
The children enjoyed the whole day and could see the rapid improvement in their writing and their achievements when making the clay shabtis and the shoebox houses. The day was well structured and enabled ALL the children to access the the learning content. Ed Almond Deputy Head Wilton and Barford Primary School Salisbury Ancient Egyptian Creativity Day CLICK HERE for more details.
The children really enjoyed the day... there was something for everyone. The children were all talking about books and stories... and Spike the dinosaur was being talked about for the rest of the day!" Debbie Baker Deputy Head Cliffe Woods Primary School Rochester
Listening to parts of the story at the appropriate area of the ship was a great idea. Thank you for a great day!
a day on board HMS Victory at Portsmouth Dockyard reading Powder Monkey.
The children gained a lot from meeting you and hearing about the process of writing a book. The older children could see the link to their own writing process.
Emma Russell Colliers Green Primary Cranbrook Kent.
"My leg went to sleep... but I didn't mind because it was so interesting!"
Kim aged 10 Gonville Primary School Croyden
The children really enjoyed the day and it was great to involve all children in school. The writing workshops were excellent and the children liked beginning with a character from one of the books
Claire Page Gonville Primary School Croyden