It was one of the best workshops I’ve attended. The children were drawn in from the start and the way the sense of touch was used to kick-start their imaginations was inspirational. The whole class returned to the classroom fired with ideas to start writing, some examples of which I enclose.
Simon Jackson, Primary 6B teacher, Flora Stevenson Primary School Edinburgh
This was a fun and engaging workshop for primary 2. It was age appropriate and relevant. You created a positive learning environment for the children. It was good to hear you share your own struggles in primary school regarding spelling work as this was encouraging children to persevere as you can achieve great things such as being a successful author and poet. Nothing is out of reach.
The first activity involving a magic bag with objects in that children had to feel and describe was great as it encouraged children’s’ use of language and communication. The children particularly enjoyed the riddles and solving them clue by clue.
The final story about a little oak tree that had to ignore negative remarks from fellow plants and endeavour to grow into a magnificent tree was lovely. It was great that you made this an interactive story as children were encouraged to participate as part of a chorus. This worked really well as children were fully involved with the story and its underlying meaning.
Altogether this was a thoroughly enjoyable and valuable workshop for all.
Kate Newman, P2 teacher, Low Port Primary School West Lothian