"This has inspired us to read and write more! And to believe in ourselves to improve our writing." Year 5 Teacher at Raeburn Primary School
"I love your book Jude and I really think you inspire me to write a book. I'm so happy to meet you in person." Pupil from Banks Road Primary School
"The children are so inspired by seeing and meeting authors, poets etc. It is also great for teachers to 'magpie' ideas. They were all motivated to plan and write their stories." Headteacher
"This raised the profile of reading, making story writing more real and maybe inspire future authors. An amazing day - great fun and good value." Reception/Year 1 Teacher
"We had an amazing day! I would recommend this to anyone."
"The children were fully engaged from the outset and enthusiastic to ask questions. This will have a massive impact in supporting our children and encourage them to build a life long love of reading. I would highly recommend Jude to other schools."
"The children learnt about what an author does but also how stories can be told and how they can be super exciting. It was just fantastic!"
Year 1 Teacher
"Most children would never normally have the opportunity to meet a 'real life' author so it was nice for them to have the chance to see the book and the author at the same time. A great big thank you - all the children listened extremely well and were engaged."
Year 1 Teacher
"Inspirational for children who aspire to be authors and discussing the writing process from the point of view of an author was great. Good for children to see that writers are people and anyone can be a writer. We are currently discussing careers so good for children to hear the journey to become an author." Year 6 Teacher King David Primary School
"The children were engaged and happy throughout. It allowed the children to explore writing out of the classroom and to show them the potential of their writing." Year 5/6 Teacher Manor Primary School
"The children really enjoyed the session and were engaged throughout. Author visits encourage the children to try and write their own stories and never give up." Year 1 Teacher Manor Primary School
"The children were engaged and asked loads of questions and loved it! It will inspire them to read and write." Year 2 Teacher at Cranberry Academy (This school also sent me some letters to say thank you.)
"Thanks for coming. It was fabulous." Year 1 Teacher
"A really good opportunity to talk about people who write/make up stories. It was great for children to hear a new story and meet an author. It was great to see all the children engaged." Nursery Teacher
"Sometimes children don't actually believe authors are real people so it was good for them to have this experience. Very interactive - they listened attentively." Year 1 Teacher
"All the children loved the session. They were keen to participate and asked good questions." Reception teacher