Welcome to Ian MacDonald's Author in Schools website!

Junior School Visits

Ian MacDonald has extensive experience with this age-group and was a specialist KS2 teacher for many years.
A visit day in a junior school can provide workshop time for everyone!

A ‘typical’ day in a junior school:

  • Presentation             45 mins
  • Year 6 Workshop       60 mins
  • Year 5 Workshop       60 mins
  • Year 4  Workshop      60 mins
  • Year 3  Workshop      60 mins


NB  Ian is happy to work with combined classes where necessary to ensure everyone enjoys time with the author.

Writer in Residence

To really see results in writing, Ian is available for longer term ‘residency’ projects spread over two or more days.

Story Project
Using one of his own stories as a starting point, Ian shows children how to plan and write a complete story… including ‘publishing’ their own book.
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Non Fiction Writing
Ian uses one of his own stories as a basis for writing a range of non-fiction text types.
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School Development
Combine class based writing projects with INSET for teachers to really make writing development high profile in your school.
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