Working with children and young people is without doubt the best part of my writing adventure. I deliver a range of activities within a variety of settings including schools, colleges, youth groups, libraries and literary festivals.
April 2021 Update
At the time of posting, my in-person author visits are still temporarily suspended due to the Covid pandemic. I am currently taking bookings for in-person visits for June 2021 and beyond.
My virtual author sessions are still available and proving as popular as ever. Virtual visits can involve multiple classes/remote participants and are guaranteed to generate a lasting ‘book buzz’. Beam me onto your screens via Zoom, Skype, Google Meet or Microsoft Teams and I’ll enthuse, excite and entertain your young people about reading and writing.
Virtual EYFS/KS1 (4-7yrs) Storytelling Session
- My writing adventure
- Storytelling performance of one of my Impossible Tales!
- Q&A/author chat
Duration = 30 minutes Price = £40
Virtual KS2 (7-11yrs) Author Session
- My writing adventure
- 2 x story extracts, including author analysis and quiz questions
- Writing hints and tips
- Dan’s recommended KS2 reads
- Q&A/author chat
Duration = 40 minutes Price = £50
Virtual KS2 (7-11yrs) Storytelling Session
As KS2 Author Session, plus I’ll put on my storytelling waistcoat and perform one of the Impossible Tales!
Duration = 60 minutes Price = £65
**Audience size limits are applied to all virtual sessions**
**KS2 session content/delivery can be adapted for 11+ audiences eg KS3, Guides & Scouts**
Signed & Dedicated Books For School
Follow up the virtual visit by allowing your pupils to read more of the stories I shared during our time together. I am happy to sign and dedicate copies of all five books and post them directly to your school within the UK.
The world feels like a very different place at the minute and I am adapting and evolving, as I guess you are too. I’m totally open to ideas and suggestions should you wish to discuss other virtual options. Please just give me a shout and let’s see what we can do!
Check out the feedback from some of my virtual sessions:
“Dan and his storytelling waistcoat transferred seamlessly to the big screen. Minutes to set up, teachers able to access easily and children engaged and enthralled with this outstanding virtual author experience. The technology-enhanced interactive visit transported Dan directly into the children’s classroom and transported their imaginations to the heavens. 10/10!”
Stephen Twist, Staining CE Primary
“Dan provided us with three fantastic digital storytelling workshops for Years 1-6. He was very engaging and the children took a lot away from the session. They have been talking about his funny stories ever since!”
English Lead Teacher, British School of Gran Canaria
“Dan visited our Cub group via Zoom for a virtual author visit and I cannot recommend him enough. The session was booked so easily, with Dan happy to fit in with our group meeting times and more than happy to fit badge work into the session.
The children were completely captivated for the whole hour and we laughed lots at the stories Dan acted for us. He engaged the children with questions and games during the session and answered all the children’s questions alongside encouraging them to read widely and recommending books for their age group. This whole session was fun and even the grown-ups learned something.
Try one of Dan’s virtual sessions, you will not regret it.”
Katy Warriner, Cub Scout Leader
1st Standish Cubs
“I just wanted to say another massive thank you for the evening of entertainment you provided for us on Monday night. Being able to offer our Cubs and Scouts a different kind of evening on Zoom was a godsend. The children were hooked for the whole 45 mins (as was I), you truly do have a gift. The whole meeting was funny, informative and interactive which was exactly what our group needed. Feedback from parents has been amazing. “
Lisa Lewis, Group Scout Leader at 1st Chorley Methodist Scout Group
“The virtual session ran so smoothly with Dan enchanting the children with readings including a particularly descriptive passage about a boy with super-powered snot that had myself and the children laughing into our webcams! He then recommended some books for the children that he had read over lockdown and there was excitement in our group chat at this point with children declaring their intentions to buy them ALL! After this, Dan held a Q and A session and children that had once seemed shy and wary of this new way of communication turned into journalists; grilling Dan with all manner of questions that he expertly answered.
“The virtual session was fun and I enjoyed the bit when Dan read a little bit about Eric. Dan Worsley inspires me to be a writer and before I met him I did not think I was that good at writing but after the virtual lesson, I felt a lot more confident. His tips also work really well and he is a very inspirational person. He is like my writing hero!”
“Dan Worsley inspired me to write my own book some day. He proves you can do great things in life if you put your mind to it. Dan has shown me you can write a book even if you are a child. His book reading brought a smile to my face. You can be anything if you just believe!”
“Dan inspired me to read more whether it is his books or others. I now read every night before going to sleep. He also inspired me to write more and try adding more description to my work.”
Feedback from KS2 pupils at Corpus Christi Catholic Primary
“Our Cubs, Beavers and Leaders loved your storytelling (even the odd Scout watched and enjoyed it too!). Feedback has included words like brilliant, hilarious and amazing.”
1st Shedfield Beavers and Cubs
If you would like more information or to book a visit, please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form on the website.