“Thank you for joining us! The children were captivated by the story and now the school is a buzz of children reading Max and Luchia’s adventure. They can’t put it down!”
Are you looking for a fun and easy way to encourage students with creative writing and reading? If so, Kevin and Sera want to help.
Together, we provide workshops for children aged 5+ years. Workshop sessions are between an hour and an hour and 30 minutes long. Students would need pencils, pens and paper. We have small props and can work in any [appropriate to group numbers] size space. We are both graduates of the University of Worcester in Creative Writing and Seraphim has a Masters in illustration. In addition, we have created a You tube channel with online learning suggestions, based on reading and creating stories.
For an older age group of 12-17 years, we can talk about The Objectors. Although it is set in a dystopian future of 2042, it focusses on major contemporary discourse such as economic division, citizenship, identity, climate change, the power of objection and in standing up for what you believe. All of these themes can be discussed and tasks allocated according to requirement.
Our book Max & Luchia:The Game Makers, was published in 2018 and we've been taking the story into schools and drama groups in Worcestershire as a means to engage young people with reading, illustrating and writing. The story is aimed at 5-10 years and the workshop takes young people on a journey into their own powerful imagination and focusses on the creation of their own work of fiction.
For an age-group of 11-14 years, we can focus on Jimmy Cricket. The main character is Jimmy, who has recently lost his parents in a car crash and soon finds himself embroiled in the wrong crowd. Through the power of cricket, and support from those around him, Jimmy finds a new focus in his troubled teenage life.
If you wish to see a copy of other school’s testimonies and evidence of our qualification, please don’t hesitate to email Kevin at email@example.com or visit our website www.kevinbrooke.com. We have already visited a number of local schools including Northwick Manor Primary School, Suckley Primary School, Westlands First School, St Nicholas CofE School, Cranham Primary, Abberley Hall School and Whittington CofE Primary School.
Kevin is currently the Patron of Reading at Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College Worcester and we have also visited Christopher Whitehead language college, a number of local libraries and performed at storytelling events such as Bodenham Arboretum as a means to encourage reading, writing and illustration.
Author of six published books, more than 50 published short stories and over 25 published poems. Two of the short stories have won national competitions and many of them have been short-listed, then published in competition anthologies. Also, a Story Knight, who dresses up as a Knight and tells stories at various storytelling events.