Pippa offers author days with a difference! Young children love her simple illustration style and playful approaches to storytelling. Older children can learn about the process of getting a book published and discover some of the principles of paper engineering.
I think today has been the best day ever in school and I would love to do this again” – Ellie, Year 6
An Author Day with Pippa begins with a fun-packed, storytelling assembly – sharing tips, ideas and funny stories designed to inspire a love of reading and writing – followed by sessions with individual classes or selected groups. These are fun and hands-on. Every child has opportunity to create something of their own: a character, a page spread, a mini book, an ebook.
Pippa’s stories always begin with characters. Exploring these through role play and visual media has proved to be very successful at increasing engagement with oracy, reading and writing, especially among those students who are often “left behind”. During her visit Pippa will demonstrate and share with teaching staff amazing ideas for extending interest with activities that meet current curricular targets.
Pippa brings with her experience of sharing her work with all nursery and primary year groups from both public and private sector establishments. Children and teachers alike will find themselves enthused by her obvious and infectious love of storybooks.
Thanks so much for visiting us to celebrate World Book Day last Friday. From the feedback I’ve had off staff and kids, they all really enjoyed it. Mine particularly enjoyed learning about the pop ups as this links really well into what we doing in class. My class now plan to do an assembly showing everyone how to make pop ups!” – Louise Lee, Teacher, Audenshaw Primary School
It was amazing! And a great experience! Also it was the best day we have ever had in school. Thank you so much Pipi. I had a great day!” – Michael, Year 6
Thank you for a wonderful day which the children thoroughly enjoyed. They were totally engaged in the story making session – as one boy said, “I’m enjoying this and I don’t even like writing.” They were all highly delighted with their pop up books and I am sure they will remember your visit for many years to come.
Staff loved how passionate and engaging you were in the whole school assembly and throughout the day in Year 2.
Thank you once again.
Gill Cain, Whinney Banks Primary School, Middlesbrough