This page is for schools interested in arranging a virtual visit.
This is entirely up to the school and the author. My own off-the-peg sessions are adapted from my in-person school sessions and include a reading of one or more of my books, a Q&A and a short talk and/or activity relating to the book(s). However, some schools have used the session to show me a short performance or presentation inspired by one of my books. Other schools have shared the results of ‘favourite book’ votes, with individual children telling me about their favourite page in their favourite book.
PLEASE NOTE: Many authors and illustrators won’t have the time or technical expertise to offer technical assistance, so if you are new to virtual visits make sure that you have the necessary software and hardware and you have familiarised yourself with how to use it by making some video calls BEFORE you book a virtual visit with an author or illustrator. If you are intending to connect your computer to a separate video screen or speakers and have not done this before, it’s a good idea to test these in advance too.
Age 3-7 years
Age 7-11 years
Age 11-14 years
Age 14-18 years