Clear, Commanding and Calm. The pupils loved it!
Kathryn has a background in theatre and takes her role as an author and a performer seriously. If you book her for an event, she will deliver. You can expect professionalism from first enquiry to invoicing. Here are some comments from previous events, signed testimonials are underneath:
Colin P. Old, Chichester High School.
Clear, commanding and calm.
Well paced, good variety of activity and relevant to their own creative writing.
Good inflections, good anecdotes, boys were very engaged. Teaching really made accessible to teenage boys!
Kate Angus, Chichester High School for Girls:
Kathy’s communication prior to the event was great.
The talk was engaging and lively and totally fulfilled the “passion for reading” brief.
The talk was very interesting and the pupils gained a lot from it; it was engaging and flexible with audience participation which the pupils appreciated.
Kathy is a great speaker and knows how to interact with her audience. Her talk was funny and interesting.
Susan Mulkern , Chichester High School for Boys:
I was grateful that you were flexible enough to start early.
Our Year 9 boys were fully engaged with what you had to say.
Your talk was well received because of your humour and excellent IT.
“Passion For Reading” is an appealing talk that motivates pupils to read – not only your book but fiction in general.
Kerry Brooks, Librarian, Chichester Library:
Excellent Communication and well prepared.
The talk exceeded expectations. Kathryn brought if lots of difference aspects of writing and experiences.
Both groups of children ( one of boys, the other of girls) were completely engaged and the talk was relevant to their interests.
Kathryn was very easy to work with and had an excellent way of interacting with children and young people.
Clara Fernandez, Librarian, la Retraite RC Girls School:
Organisation was excellent, we shared emails until the day of the event.
Even though some Year Eights were loud you managed them very well.
I love the posters with pictures – and the book recommendations!
I’ve already recommended you for other events because of comments from staff who saw you, nice comments from the girls and because of your background.
Nicci Cloke, organisor of YASpeakeasy events at Drink, Shop Do:
Kathryn was a brilliant speaker; engaging and totally at ease. She was also super fun and full of energy – we’d have her back anytime.
Mrs Bone, Librarian Bishop Luffa School
“Great idea to have a bag of pre-prepared questions in case pupils ‘lose their tongues.'”
“Your relaxed manner really engaged the pupils straight away.”
“You have been easy to prepare for due to your clear expectations but you were flexible on the day too”
“Your honesty about the length of time it takes to write a book is useful information for pupils.”
“Your whole talk was really interesting and we sold lots of your books!”
Post Event comments from Teaching Staff at La Retraite RC School
“Love it! The girls all enjoyed Kathy’s talk. I am going to buy the book this weekend on my kindle!”
“There was a massive discussion about the concept of Tevas in my form this morning and I ended up explaining multiple personality disorder! Michelle read the book for silent reading this morning.”
“The author was very inspirational and I think I might have to buy the book to find out what happens to the 12 Tevas!”