Resources for Schools
I have created a number of practical worksheets to inspire students and improve their skills. Copies of these are left with the school, regardless of the workshops I'm asked to run.
Going Home - Discussion Guide
I’ve crafted a new and fun talk for years 3 to 7 about my novel GOING HOME, about four dogs stuck in a rescue
I discuss the novel as well as my experiences of working with my own and Battersea dogs. This includes funny and poignant stories, and an exercise in imaginative thinking.
The Winter Wolf
Here's a fairy tale in the Oscar Wilde tradition. I hope you enjoy it.
The Doomspell - Discussion Guide
Chapter 1 read by Siân Phillips Artwork inspired by The Doomspell
Cliff in conversation with Philip Ardagh The Nightmare Passage
My U.S. publisher Carolrhoda have also produced an excellent guide for Savannah Grey .
If you would like me to come to your school, library or festival please email me to discuss fees and the kind of visit that will best suit you at firstname.lastname@example.org
PRAISE FROM SCHOOLS
A big thank you for working with the class of year 7’s on creative writing skills last week. They have come up with some wonderful pieces of work since your visit. Librarian, Downsend School, Leatherhead
You visited our school recently and we loved it so much we were hoping you might be interested in coming again. Librarian, SouthHampstead Junior School
The children loved every moment of it. Head of English, St. Michael’s Primary School, Highgate
The whole year have had follow up lessons in story construction, which have been very effective with good outcomes. Quite frankly, we all enjoyed the day so much. You were wonderful. Head of English, Guilsborough School, Northampton.
It was great having you in school. The students have all been talking about your books. I would love to invite you back next year. Headmistress, Marner Primary School, Tower Hamlets