Imogen’s presentation clearly captured the imagination of the children judging by the lively question time at the end of the session. She allowed the children to freely question potentially difficult issues such as sustainability and habitat loss.
Today’s children are tomorrow’s decision makers. So it is vital that they understand the environmental issues facing our planet’s wildlife and eco-systems if we are to stand any chance of preserving it in the future.
I don’t believe in painting a doom and gloom image of these important issues. I believe hope and positivity are what is needed to drive change.
My school visits are part of the Animal Works Education Outreach Programme – where we offer support to teachers, parents and children in learning about the environmental issues that effect them and to encourage and inspire them as to what we can all do to save endangered species and their habitats.
School Visits Sydney – would you like me to visit your school?
I love visiting schools, reading my books and giving lively talks/workshops about all the fantastic animals that appear in my stories.
Unlike most children’s author-illustrators the main focus of my presentations is about sustainability and the endangered wildlife and environments that appear in each of my books.
Each interactive workshop is tailored to the age of the children attending . . .
Story Telling – Tales From The Wild
I share exciting stories of the wildlife Animal Works has saved, including video footage and photos.
The children learn how a small number of dedicated people can make a real difference – Animal Works has raised over $400,000 to save wildlife – leaving the children feeling empowered to make their own steps to save wildlife.
I read one of my children’s wildlife adventure picture books with the children.
Find out all about some of our planet’s most endangered species from the well known to the lesser known, what makes them so amazing and why they need our help. We discuss ways in which we can all be POWEs too – saving the planet every day.
Discover the different habitats that animals live in and the various adaptations they have which allow them to exist in those environments.
Workshop / Games
Guess the animal game, mask making, colour your chosen animal, create animal fact poster.
This is where we have fun with all sorts of questions that the children may have about animals and or creating children’s books.
If you prefer my talk/workshop can focus more on the writing/drawing element of my children’s books. . .
• Learn about how I come up with the idea for a book and how I build on that idea to create the story.
• Brain storm ideas to come up with their own stories.
• Have some drawing fun.
Take a look at what schools are saying about my visits.
Book Readings – cafes, libraries, book shops, festivals…
I love reading my books anywhere and everywhere to anyone who will listen. 😉
If you would like me to visit your book shop, café, library, festival, event then please get in touch.
Activities and Games
If I am visiting your school, it’s a good idea to get the children excited about my visit by having some fun with the POWEs Activities and Games.
Pre-order The POWEs books
You can pre-order my books before the event or you can buy them on the day. I’d be happy to sign them for you.
I am currently based in Sydney, Australia but visit England often. If you live in and around those areas and want me to visit your school, book shop, cafe, library, festival, event please get in touch.
If you would like to know more about me and my book readings/school visits please get in touch.