Children will learn how Susan used a real life event as inspiration for her children's book. Find out how Susan researched life in Blackpool, 1935, using newspaper archives and by following in Gracie's footsteps by visiting Blackpool Tower, the piers, the Rigby Road heritage tram depot, Blackpool Town Hall, the Pleasure Beach, Lightworks and the Illuminations Switch-on ceremony.
Susan will give a short reading from her book and conclude with a question & answers session.
This presentation is particularly suitable for Key Stage 2 (age 7-11) and could be part of a school assembly or for a smaller year group/class.
Susan's talk is ideal for literacy focus and children studying local history. It can be delivered on site or via online video conferencing.
Susan is Learning Manager at Norton Priory Museum & Gardens, Runcorn. She has delivered EYFS, KS1 & KS2 school sessions onsite and as outreach for ten years.
Also available: Creative writing workshops - Using newspapers and journalism methods to spark story ideas. Susan was a journalist and sub-editor for 12 years. Price available on enquiry.
School visits are currently available on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Susan's fees are endorsed by the Society of Authors and are:
£150 for an hour-long talk in person or online.
£250 for a half-day (two talks with a break between);
A full day is £400 (three talks with breaks between).
Travel expenses (and overnight accommodation where required) are an additional cost.
Susan can also be booked for evening and weekend visits and talks at libraries, bookshops & group meetings and online events.