I have moved all my schools work online - and it is working really well! I can work live with all classes from Reception - Year 8. Story sessions, Meet the Author sessions and writing workshops are all possible.
This is my latest feedback:
Thank you so much for the sessions yesterday. The children have not stopped talking about it. They even asked where you were this morning. It was just what the children needed 4 weeks into Zoom learning. Would love to have you in school when safe to do so. (Eastnor C of E Primary School)
I have created a brand-new creative writing workshop specially for online sessions. Suitable for juniors, it is called CANDLE MAGIC.
Candle Magic was inspired by the fact that I like to write by candlelight, especially when I am writing a magical or spooky scene. It sharpens my focus and boosts my creativity.
In this workshop, I lead the children in writing exercises inspired by a flickering candle. No candle is required! That's at my end. I explain my process, draw the curtains and light one up. (Note: If you are in the classroom, you can light one at your end too)
It's a lovely workshop. Creative and magical, but also calming and meditative. Candles are always good for mindfulness! It ends with the children making a wish and the candle being blown out.
Duration: one hour / Years 3 - 6
You’ll get a Buy One, Get One Free type deal if you book Cat... She is both a best-selling Puffin author AND one of the UK’s best-loved storytellers :-)
Cat can visit your school in either capacity or bring a mixture of both eg a storytelling assembly for KS1 and creative writing workshops for KS2.
Pretty much anything is possible:
Cat can offer workshops on many aspects of creative writing, from Year 1 upwards. As a fantasy writer, she specialises in Imagined worlds and cinematic writing. She also offers specialist creativity workshops for Reception - Year 3 on the theme of light: wonderandmagic.co.uk
Cat adores visiting schools and works across the UK and INTERNATIONALLY. She creates a real buzz, brings laughter and energy to her sessions, and can be genuinely inspirational. She has been an Artist in Education for twenty five years and has super-efficient admin in place.
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‘Cat is one of our great storytellers’ Michael Morpurgo
Main business website: www.catweatherill.co.uk
Child-friendly author website: www.catweatherillauthor.com
Hi there! Cat's visit was very interesting. She worked with various school children and they really enjoyed her sessions. She is a very good storyteller and also animates her sessions with music and drama. She is very good in eliciting stories from the students to draft their ideas on paper. Thank you dear Cat for making for your visit in Malta a wonderful experience for us all! :)
Cat was very professional and the students engaged throughout each session. One student even advised their teacher that it was the "best lesson ever!" Cat verbally praised each student and gave time for each student to share their answers with their peers, which thus boosted their confidence. A great day was had by all.