I am available for book visits, both virtual and physical, from whole school assemblies to smaller, class focused, workshops.
Meeting an author can encourage children to read for pleasure and inspire them to pick up a pen and create their own story.
A sample of talks:
- My life as an author – All ages.
- How to turn ideas into a story – KS2
- Character motivation – KS2
- Letter from an evacuee – Creative writing session on descriptive writing. Linked to Will’s War. KS2
- Writing using simple rhymes. KS1
Will’s War fits well into KS2 History and English curriculum.
Will’s War, tells the story of eleven-year-old Will, an ordinary child in the present day who travels in time back to World War II. Where he experiences life as an evacuee. Will’s War explores the differences between the two time periods by placing a modern day child into the chaos of the 1940s. With absent fathers fighting in the war and children separated from their families to live with complete strangers, Will realises that things in his own life could be worse. Will discovers both friendship and himself along the way.
Becky Bloomsfield, for Tweens and Teens, fits nicely into the PCHE curiculum, with it’s theme of friendships, relationships and family. (KS3)
My Nanna, a simple rhyming book that looks at the relationships we have with family. Suitable for Reception and KS1.
“The children absolutely loved the workshop with Cherry. They came away from the session with so many ideas to get them started with writing their own stories and really enjoyed meeting a real author! Cherry worked hard to ensure that she created a workshop that suited our school’s needs. Thank you for such an inspiring day. K Corbett, Reading Leader.”
“On World Book Day yesterday we were very fortunate to have the author Cherry Cobb in to our special asssembly. She read her story My Nanna to all of the children. The book was inspired by lockdowns and not being able to see her own family. We asked lots of interesting questions about being an author and Cherry gave some great answers. Everybody learned something new! Tracy Manning, Head Teacher.”
“Our students thoroughly enjoyed reading Will’s War and looking into you as an author. The talk you gave in assembly really complemented this and gave our students the opportunity to ask some thoughtful questions and discuss these with you as an author. They also enjoyed listening to your reading from the text. This was a fantastic opportunity for our students.” S Cross, Horizon Community College.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for further details and availability.