We have a programme of author events throughout the year which schools can buy in to. Author visits are a great way to enthuse children about books and to encourage them to read for pleasure. They help to widen children’s reading choices and to facilitate book ownership. Meeting a “real life” author can be both inspirational and motivational for the children, which is often reflected in their own writing.
Stories are specially selected to suit different year groups and themes to complement the curriculum. Be transported by lively re-telling of tales from Maori legends to multi-cultural ghost stories and lots more…
Local history workshops
Using photographs, maps and other materials from the local archive, children can discover what their local area was like in the past. Looking at themes such as transport, housing, entertainment, lifestyles and family history, the sessions are delivered using a mix of interactive activities.