My name is Simon Adepetun, Creative Writer, Children Author & Storyteller as well.
I have a passion for promoting reading for pleasure, creative writing & storytelling or all 3 put together.
I do this by engaging schools and showing them that using the power of our imagination, we can create the best stories ever.
Currently I am a Patron of Reading for 3 Primary Schools and an advocate of promoting reading for pleasure through my sessions that have taking me on visits to nearly 100 schools across the country.
My sessions are very flexible to any schools’ requirements and are suitable for KS1, KS2 & KS3
If you want a inspirational author visit to motivate and captivate your school with his ' never give up journey of how I became a renowned children author, or for a celebration for World Book Day or week, or just something fresh, exciting in the art of an adventure telling story to give your school a real buzz,
You want to inspire your students to read/write creatively or simply narrate best stories ever, you want them motivated through a powerful message of real strive, dedication, hard work, resilience and never giving up then please get in touch for more information on how to be part of the beehive novel experience or marshmallow mayhem that is sweeping across the nation!!!
AUTHOR OF THE BEE HIVE NOVEL & THE CURSE OF THE DEADLY MARSHMALLOWS
SUCCESSFUL AUTHOR VISITS TO NEARLY 100 SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY
OVER 25,000 PUPILS/STUDENTS INSPIRED
A PATRON OF READING (PoR) AT 3 PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN WIGAN, ALTRINCHAM & RUNCORN
TOURED LIBRARIES PROMOTING READING FOR PLEASURE IN WARRINGTON/WIRRAL & NORTHWICH AREAS
2 TIME PARTICIPANT AT ONE OF THE UK'S BIGGEST CHILDRENS FESTIVAL - GEROMINO
DAUGHTER IS ILLUSTRATOR
HIRED AS CREATIVE WRITING MENTOR FOR A PREMIER LEAGUE FOOTBALL CLUB
GUEST ON SEVERAL RADIO STATIONS INCLUDING BBC RADIO MANCHESTER/MERSEYSIDE/ LANCASHIRE/TEES &SHROPSHIRE
PRESENTED AWARDS AT KUMON EDUCATIONAL CENTRES IN WARRINGTON & OLDHAM
BA ( HONS) IN ENGLISH & POST GRADUATE DEGREE IN THEATRE STUDIES
DBS CHECKED & HOLDER OF A PLI
NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR OF 2024
What I charge is in line with the society of authors fees.
Please contact me directly to discuss on-site author visits and also virtual visits.
This is an idea of what my sessions look like
The Bee Hive Novelmania Session or Marshmallow Mayhem session – 30-45 minutes ( KS1)
The Beehive Novel or Marshmallow Mayhem session – Length 30-45 minutes Years 3-4
The Beehive Novel or Marshmallow Mayhem extraordinaire session – Length 30-45 minutes (Years 5-6)
The Bee Hive Novel or Marshmallow Mayhem Masterclass session (Creative writing) – Length 60 Minutes KS3
*** PLEASE BOOK EARLY AS MY SESSIONS ARE VERY POPULAR***
I also offer the following services -
Also, if I have already visited your school. you have found my visit awesomely enjoyable and would like a repeat visit or you would like to consider me to be your school Patron of Reading (PoR), please contact me as I will be thrilled to discuss your requirements with you.
Author visits and World Book Day will never be the same again!!!
I am willing to travel to any area in the UK, so please contact me about my charges which are in line with the Society of Authors recommendation.
I do full day and half day sessions, which can consist of a class creative story writing workshop or a more 1 on 1 session depending on what you prefer. I can take assemblies and then follow this up with classroom-based workshops or use your school hall if required. I have held multi-school groups of 150-200 children at a time.
Sedgely Park Primary School, Bury
Simon provided an engaging and exciting day for our children. They loved his two books and were inspired by his writing and his story. I would definitely recommend! Lisa Toal
Evelyn Street Primary School, Warrington
The children really enjoyed their sessions Simon, so thank you for your time and patience yesterday.
I have had really positive feedback so thanks again.
Kingsley St John's C.E. Primary School, Warrington
We welcomed Simon Adepetun this World Book Day to share his book The Bee Hive
So many children were inspired by Simon’s perseverance and dedication as a author.
Thank you Freya for taking the time to write your own beehive story and create such a beautiful piece of artwork to display it
Lum Head Primary School, Stockport
Author Visit – Simon Adepetun
We had Manchester born author Simon Adepetun in school to take and assembly and workshops and to inspire the children with reading and writing. They really enjoyed learning about becoming an author and how important perseverance is in all things. They also enjoyed reading his book, ‘The Bee Hive. We had a great time too, it was very inspiring.
Simms Cross Primary School, Widnes
Readers and Writers It was a great pleasure to welcome author Simon Adepetun to school on Wednesday. His visit continues to help inspire our pupils to read and write. I am sure there are some budding authors among our children. Keep reading at home as it makes a huge difference
St. Ambrose RC Primary School, Manchester
Local author, Simon Adepetun, visited our school to talk to our Key Stage 2 classes and share his journey to get his book, The Bee Hive, published. He inspired our children to follow their dreams, be resilient and not to give up on their passions.
Gorsey Bank Primary School, Wimslow
Thank you so much for today. All the children absolutely loved your sessions
Culcheth High School, Culcheth , Warrington
On the Monday and Friday, Year 7 welcomed Simon Adepetun, a local author, who recently published a children’s book called ‘The Beehive’. The students were given an insight into the creative writing process and also used the advice given by Simon to create and then share their own short stories. Year 7 students produced some excellent creative writing during the workshop and gained confidence in their own writing ability.’
St Wilfred's CE Primary Academy, Wigan June
'Feedback from staff and children has been brilliant'
Abram Bryn Gates , Wigan
'We had a great time'
St Paul's CE Primary School
'it was a super day for all'
Simon was fantastic. He inspired the children across Key Stage 2 with his life story and how he never gave up in his dream to publish a book. He motivated children to become readers and writers and was perfect for World Book Week.
Highly recommend him!
Pupils and staff in Year 5 and Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed the session with Simon. They were engaged for the duration of the session and inspired them to become more creative in their writing. We look forward to Simon joining us again for the next World Book Day.
Simon did a really inspiring whole school assembly about not giving up, which really captured children of all ages in our school. His books also have the unique selling point of his daughter being an illustrator, which the children also loved. The workshops were really fantastic for the children to be part of, but he is probably slighter more appropriate for KS2 than KS1 in terms of workshops with his books. Either way, the kids really did enjoy having him in school as a diverse, male role model in writing and reading for them to look up to!
Simon provided an engaging and exciting day for our children. They loved his two books and were inspired by his writing and his story. I would definitely recommend!