Graham writes books in his spare time and travels around the country performing at festivals and visiting schools. He has appeared on Radio 5 live, local BBC radio and the ITN News at 10 and has a growing following. His books are fun and educational.
NEW Key Stage 1 & 2 SCHOOL WORKSHOPS TO HELP TEACH LITRACY AND HISTORY WITH CHILDREN’S AUTHOR Graham Jones
Time Travelling Toby is an innovative series of children’s books that teaches history to children in a fun and exciting way.
The school workshop is delivered by the author Graham Jones who loves to teach history through telling his stories.
The stories follow Time Travelling Toby as he journey’s through time in his secret time machine. The interactive 50 minute session explores important aspects of the historical event he visits such as:-
There are three workshops topics available, all accompanies by the relevant book.
Graham can deliver the workshop as part of an assembly or separately for up to 250 children. He would then set the children a topic related literacy and craft task (i.e. tell me where you would send Toby and why, followed making a time machine kit.) This would be followed by class by class visits to have smaller group discussions and feedback sessions.
The workshop and follow up sessions are free. Resources are 30p per child and travel expenses are charged at £50 within 100 miles of Cheltenham and £75 outside 100 miles of Cheltenham.
Usually Graham would ask that a letter is distributed to the children one week before the event advertising his books to help him cover his costs.
What people have said about Graham's Visits
“Graham really brought the subject to life! His enthusiasm is infectious and he really knows his stuff! he opened our library whilst he was here and the children talked about his visit for weeks.”
Paul Watson (Head Teacher) Preston Hedges Primary School, Northamptonshire
“Children from year 6 to reception enjoyed Grahams visit and the follow up literacy and craft tasks were great fun”
Mrs Clare Bishops Belbroughton Primary School, Worcestershire
“We couldn't quite believe that this was free!” Most authors charge and the quality of the presentation and the books is exceptional! Our chidren especially enjoyed the demonstration of the World War 2 air raid siren!"
Mrs Jeanne Walker (Headmistress) St Josephs Primary School, Cheshire
We saw you at Whychwood Festival and you were infectious! My little boy sat through 2 story tellings of the Battle of Trafalgar! I was wondering if you do school visits you'd be great!
V.M Jones Whychwood Festival
If you would like Time Travelling Toby to visit your school please call 07718 152025 or email email@example.com
The assembly was really interactive and enjoyed by all adults and children alike. Feedback from all year groups that took part in workshops was really positive. They were very practical and energetic. The children could not stop talking about them. The book signing was also a lovely idea .