"This was an opportunity for the girls to think, reflect, develop ideas in depth. They not only engaged their imaginations they also learnt a great deal about poetic techniques."
"The plan ideas were great. The children enjoyed writing the unicorn legend. It linked in with literacy unit of work."
"Whole class enjoyed the joint poetry writing as all the children got some input from Claire. They produced some fabulous work from it which I have displayed."
"Our children use speaking and listening games to develop their writing skills so it was helpful as teacher to experience an author using this style of activities to engage the children. Good to have a different set of games to use. The children benefited from Claire's expert advice and appreciated her genuine interest in their ideas. Linking with various skills and styles of writing is an excellent way to go forward with these writing workshops. We hope to be able to have access to such high quality writers again in the future."
"The workshops were so inspirational! The children produced such a high standard of work and Claire really was so enthusiastic. Claire's workshop is a really excellent starting point for the project as lots of ideas about identity and heritage issues were raised. Thank you so much for this opportunity."
"Fiona had an excellent rapport with the children and brought the history alive for them. They were swiftly put at ease and all inhibitions were forgotten."