Stories for Schools



Please note that I work in conjunction with schools according to the requirements of the curriculum; If stories are required covering subjects not listed below, I will undertake to compose one as required for no extra charge.  These works are illustrated, and I undertake storytelling workshops with the children during my visit.  I also provide sessions & workshops on journalism and interviewing, and illustration.

SCHOOLS  TOPICS: THE “TO BE CONTINUED” STORIES  (Covering the full Key Stage Range)

A Skyward Spirit Soaring: R.J. Mitchell, WW2, female pilots and engineers, and the remarkable Spitfire.                                                                              

A Kind of Magic: Cave Painting, Stone Age tribes, predators/Hunting, Fire, Shamans, and tools                                                   

Lupus Rex: The history and legends of King John, changes of the atmosphere caused by different times of day, and the history of English Cathedrals.                                                                                                                                                

Wulfcleaver and the Lost Gold: The Staffordshire Hoard and a Saga inspired by Beowulf on how it may have been lost, Saxon Mercia and England, the geography of Staffordshire at the time, the hoard.                                                                                                                                                                                 

Walking Before Anubis (Pharaohs):  Egyptology, mummification, archaeology, superstition and the link between the Titanic and the Mummy’s curse.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

In Shadows Left by Kings: The Tower of London, the history of the tower, famous Royal legends, alleged haunting, Henry VIII and English history                                                                                                                                            

Norseman on the Threshold: Viking raids and the Saxon Period, history within our culture, Saga’s haunting and Christianisation.

Gunpowder Burns: Historic Pirates and their connection to communities inland.                                                                                                                                                                                   

A Fair Victorian Christmas:  Christmas tale involving mystery and using initiative and deductive skills.                                                    

The Hitching Witch of Knutton Road:  English superstitions about witches, Halloween, and underlining respect when Trick and Treating                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Hugo and the Werewolf:  Inspirational Narrative Writing, courage, inter-racial respect, and resourcefulness                                                                                          

An Illegal Alien:  Inspirational Narrative Writing; exploring sci-fi concepts and “The Other” as a subject                                                                                                                                                                                         

The Dragon on the Landing:  Inspirational Narrative Writing, fantasy writing, use of ordinary objects, Stranger Danger

The Shapes of Things to Come:  H. G Wells,  the impact of the Potteries on War of the Worlds & Time Travel