Sunday, May 24, 2015

Fabulous author visit to Brisley CE School

This week I was fortunate enough to spend a whole day at Brisley CE Primary School, having been invited by the headteacher via pupil, Izzy Imries.

The first session was my author talk which included: what authors do, what readers expect from authors and how authors make readers feel. We had some fun looking at how authors can be mean too. We also spent some time defining the differences between heroes and superheroes.

During the subsequent sessions we looked at creating our own heroes and superheroes on paper. Each group used a bag of character props to come up with ideas then made notes and drew their character. 

There were some fantastic discussions ahead of this and the pupils did well to listen to all the ideas given in their group. 

I had a brilliant day thanks to the wonderfully receptive pupils and welcoming staff.

Here is some feedback from the day:

From staff:
“ The children thoroughly enjoyed Debbie’s visit. They responded well to her imaginative and engaging author talk and were very keen to use Debbie’s props to construct their own heroes and super heroes in the workshop.”
“Debbie was an inspiration to the children.”

From children:
“The story when she was acting out being a superhero was really funny. They had masks and fairy wings and it was very good!”
“It was really good – she made us laugh a lot which gets our attention. It was entertaining and the books will be very good to educate us in our writing skills.”

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