About:

Rebecca Colby is a children’s picture book author and poet. She is also a former librarian and a qualified primary teacher with experience of speaking to large groups of children. A list of her standard workshops follow, however, she is always willing to work with a school to provide a visit that is best-suited to their needs.

 

Storytelling and Craft Session – 40 minutes (max. 30 students; Foundation Stage)

An interactive reading of Rebecca’s book, There was a Wee Lassie who Swallowed a Midgie, followed by a craft activity. (NB: If preferred, this session can be reduced to a 20 minute storytelling session only.)

 

Storytelling and Author Talk – 45 minutes (max. 60 students; KS1)

An interactive reading of Rebecca’s book, There was a Wee Lassie who Swallowed a Midgie, followed by a Q & A session about being an author. The talk includes fun exercises for generating ideas for characters and story lines.

 

Fairy Tale Writing Workshop – 1 1/4 hrs (max. 60 students; KS1)

Rebecca dresses up as a Fairy Godmother and discusses the basic elements of a fairy tale. She then leads students in creating their own fairy tale characters, and choosing magical objects and endowing them with magical properties. Through the aid of visual prompts, the students then have the opportunity to create their own fairy tales.

 

Creative Writing Workshops or Poetry Writing Workshops for KS2 students can also be arranged. Students often enjoy the opportunity to create their own version of the There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly rhyme.

Ages:

Early Years Age 3-5, KS1 Age 5-7, KS2 Age 7-11

Locations:

Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Cornwall, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Durham, East Sussex, East Yorkshire, Essex, Gloucestershire, Greater London, Greater Manchester, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Isle of Man, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Merseyside, Norfolk, North Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Somerset, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Tyne and Wear, Warwickshire, West Midlands, West Sussex, West Yorkshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll & Bute, Clackmannanshire, Dumfries & Galloway, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Eilean Siar, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow, Highland, Inverclyde, Midlothian, Moray, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Orkney Islands, Perth & Kinross, Refrewshire, Shetland Islands, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, The Scottish Borders, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan, Wrexham

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