Kimberly Whittam

Kimberly Whittam

Children's author

www.kimberlywhittam.co.uk
Booking enquiry
Kimberly Whittam - author tools

Available for

Workshop, Talk, Reading, Interview

Audiences

Age 7 to 11, Age 11 to 14

Genres

Fiction

Book types

Fiction 8-13

Details

 

I'm an author writing about the magic of everyday life. I have over ten years experience working with young people in schools. My engaging and interactive workshops are tailored for upper key stage two and key stage 3.

*I'm only available for Friday visits*

Author Talk 1hr + 15 mins £275

Kimberly discusses the inspiration behind her writing, her journey to becoming an author, and themes in Quiet Storm including confidence and self-esteem. 

Students explore why stories are important and will be given their own writing challenge which will leave them feeling inspired to pick up a pen and write their own. Kimberly's talk will be followed by a book signing. 

Workshops on Quiet Storm themes: 1 hr £150 


1. Transition to Secondary School 

​Students will explore the leap from primary to secondary school using Quiet Storm as a backdrop. With engaging activities along the way students will explore friendship, confidence, and coping with change as they look forward to starting Year 7. 

All resources are provided. This workshop works best with a small group of students (30 max). 


2. Confidence & Self-Esteem

​Kimberly will take students on a confidence building journey. Using Quiet Storm as a backdrop students will understand what it means to have self-belief and will leave with a big confidence boost! Exploring strategies to develop self-esteem, Kimberly will show students that everyone deserves to shine, and will finish by creating a positive affirmation mood board. 

 

All resources are provided. This workshop works best with a small group of students (30 max). 

 

3. Building Confidence through Sport

Using Quiet Storm as a backdrop students will explore how playing sports can develop confidence and self-esteem. Students will explore how sport helped Storm develop confidence, and how they can use sports to develop their own self-esteem. Students will complete team building activities, create their own positive affirmations, and will finish with creating their own celebration pose. 

All resources are provided. This workshop works best with a small group of students (30 max).  


4. Girls in Sports

​Using Quiet Storm as a backdrop students will explore themes around girls in sport. Students will explore how sport helped Storm develop confidence, and how they can use sports to develop their own mental health. Kimberly will take students on a journey showing them inspirational female figures in sporting history. Exploring the barriers which girls face in sport and how they can overcome these challenges, students will finish by creating a 'girls in sport' collage which will inspire them to pursue sports for years to come. 

All resources are provided. This workshop works best with a small group of students (30 max).  

 

5. Writing for Wellbeing

Using Quiet Storm as a backdrop students will explore creative writing. Kimberly will take students on a journey by showing them how to use writing as a tool for self-esteem. Exploring the power of words and using Quiet Storm as inspiration, students will create their own self portrait poems. 

 

All resources are provided. This workshop works best with a small group of students (30 max).  

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Virtual Visits
Live Q&A session - 40 mins £125

Kimberly discusses the inspiration behind her writing, her journey to becoming an author, as well as themes in Quiet Storm including confidence and self-esteem, followed by a Q&A. 
​Pre-recorded Q&A video - £75
Students can ask their burning questions about the inspiration behind Quiet Storm and how to become an author. 

Books by Kimberly Whittam

9781803708065

Quiet Storm

"A captivating story about shyness and strength, reassuring and empowering." Sophie Anderson, author of The House with Chicken Legs No matter how quiet it is, you've got a voice, Storm. You should use it to speak up for yourself. Storm has never liked to stand out from the crowd, but ever since she started Year 7, her life has been full of people telling her she needs to speak up, make friends and be more like her popular big brother. Then Storm breaks a school record, and finds herself the new star of the athletics team. But as she's thrust into the spotlight, her home life and friendships start spiralling out of control, and it's time for Quiet Storm to show that she has something to say. A tender, empowering novel about family, friendship and finding confidence in who you are. 

Photos

Kimberly Whittam - first image
Kimberly Whittam - first image
Kimberly Whittam - first image

Keywords

ASSEMBLIES ATHLETICS CONFIDENCE FICTION FRIENDSHIPS FUN GIRLS IN SPORT INSPIRING KEY STAGE THREE KEY STAGE TWO KS2 KS3 MANCHESTER NORTH WEST OLYMPICS PRIMARY SCHOOL PSHE QUIET STORM ROLE MODELS SECONDARY SCHOOL SELF ESTEEM SHYNESS TALKS TRANSITION TO SECONDARY SCHOOL WELLBEING WORKSHOPS YEAR SEVEN YEAR SIX