“I loved seeing all of my class so engaged with their writing (particularly as writing is hard for quite a few in this class). The sessions were well structured and enthusiastically delivered; a genuine passion for sharing his expertise with children”.
Lucy Stephenson, Year 4 Teacher, Leighfield Academy
"Benjamin is very good at getting children enthusiastic about writing. The interactivity of the sessions ensured that all the children were enthusiastically involved. We will use his planning and structure ideas in our ‘big writing’."
Ms Coates, ATA, Years 3 & 4 (Key Stage 2), Roecliffe CofE
"Activities were great for generating ideas and building characters. A highlight was seeing how students wrote - it's hard to get that much out of a whole lesson, but they wrote a lot in a 5 min free flow writing session." Elisha Wagstaff, Year 6 Teacher, Kirby Hall
"Benjamin's assembly engaged the children from beginning to end and threw them into life as a Star Fighter. It grabbed the attention of the children from all reading abilities. Thank you for a superb visit." Bourne Abbey CofE Primary
"The children and staff were all very impressed and really loved your sessions - many are still talking about them! One boy in Year 4 went home and wrote a story. His mum said he doesn't usually talk about school, but was very keen to tell her all about meeting you. It is so good for the children, particularly the boys, to have such a positive role model as you with regards to reading and writing." Jayne Gould, School Librarian, Broke Hall Primary School
“The children were very engaged and the learning was very active. [There were] lots of positive comments [from the class], particularly appealed to the boys.”
Key Stage 2 Class Teacher
“Seeing the children working so well together and engage in the task was great. They were very proud and keen to share their story to their teacher the following day.”
Heather Naish, HLTA, Reception Class, Marton-cum-Grafton
“It was really useful to share problems faced by writers and learn strategies to help overcome problems of what to write.”
Sue Scarrott, Year 5 Teacher, Uppingham CofE