My name is Simon Adepetun, a Children Author, creative Writer from Warrington, Cheshire with a passion for children writing & creative storytelling.
I am Patron of Reading (PoR) at St. Wilfrid’s Church of England Primary Academy, Wigan
My debut novel THE BEE HIVE was written by me, illustrated by my daughter and published by London based publisher, Austin Macaulay in 2016. My book featured at the prestigious London book fair the year after and since then my daughter and I have featured in several local newspapers.
I have toured libraries in the Warrington, Wirral and Northwich areas, participated in some of the UK's biggest children’s literary and art festivals across the country, including Geromino Childrens Festival in 2017 and 2018 where I was an official storyteller. I also participated in the Barnes Children's Literary free event held in London also last year and have been a guest on 17 radio stations including BBC Radio Manchester, BBC Radio Merseyside and BBC Radio Lancashire.
With a BA (Hons) in English, a post graduate degree in Theatre Studies, and as a former Primary and Secondary school teacher, I bring a wealth of experience in the art of story telling in the most thrilling, enthralling, interactive and most engaging way that your school can ever imagine.
I will motivate pupils as I share my story as a struggling author to the success that I am today, in a most incredible never – give –up – till – you – succeed -way. Captivating them through an engaging, interactive way of what it takes to create the best stories ever. Energetically reading excerpts of my book and finishing off with an ‘author of the day’ challenge and book purchases (at discounted rates) including book signing
If you want a thrilling celebration for you next World Book Day or something fresh, exciting in the art of an adventure telling story to give your school a real buzz, you want to inspire your pupils to read/write 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 that is sweeping across the North West region and across the nation!!!
I have already visited 63 schools across several towns, cities and over 12,000 KS2,KS2, KS3. The feedback has been amazing!!!
Schools in Manchester, Warrington, Liverpool, Stockport, Wilmslow, Altrincham, Widnes, Runcorn, Salford, Neston, Weaverham, Northwich, Ellesmere Port, Wallasey, Preston, Blackburn, Nelson, Sheffield, Wigan, Bolton, Maidenhead and (Wembley) London have all been inspired!!!
Currently I am creative writing mentor for the U15's of a premier league football club & I've been approached to judge a Childrens' National Story Writing Competition.
Due to the Covid 19 pandemic I am now able to offer virtual sessions along side onsite author visits for world book week or any other school events so please get in touch for details on how I can make this happen.
I'm also taking bookings for 2022 if you would like to be booked in nice and early. I offer my services for -
Also if I have already visited your school and have found my visit awesomely enjoyable, like I said you would or you have heard so much about me and would like me to be your school Patron of Reading ( PoR), please contact me as I will be thrilled to discuss this with you.
Workshops Session Types that I offer
The Bee Hive Novelmania Session– 30-45 minutes ( KS1)
The Bee Hive Novel awesome session – Length 30-45 minutes Years 3-4
The Bee Hive Novel extraordinaire session – Length 30-45 minutes (Years 5-6)
The Bee Hive Novel Masterclass session ( Creative writing) – Length 1 hour 30 minutes (Year 7)
School Author visits and World Book Day will never be the same again!!!
How popular and successful are my author visits?
Very popular. I have visited schools across Manchester, Warrington, Liverpool, Stockport, Wilmslow, Altrincham, Widnes, Neston, Weaverham, Northwich, Runcorn, Salford, Ellesmere Port, Wallasey, Preston, Nelson, Blackburn, Nantwich, Burnage, Sheffield, Maidenhead and London
I am willing to travel to any area in the UK , so please contact me regards this and also regards my fees and virtual sessions
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 it is you want to achieve. I can take assemblies and then follow this with classroom based workshops or use your school hall if required. I have spoken to multi-school groups of 150-200 children at a time.
Evelyn Street Primary School,Warrington
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.
The Bee Hive is my debut Children’s novel, written by me, illustrated by my teenage daughter and published by Austin Macauley, London. I have been a guest on 17 radio stations including BBC Radio Manchester, BBC Radio Merseyside and BBC Radio Lancashire, listened to by over half a million and have visited 63 schools across several towns, cities motivating, engaging and inspiring over 12,000 KS1,KS2 &KS3 with my 'never give up' story, creative writing & story telling workshop. The feedback has been amazing!!! My book has been displayed at both London's prestigious Book fair and the Book Expo in America I Hold PLI (public liability insurance) & I'm DBS checked My second book is due to be published this year 2021 and I have completed my 3rd and 4th books