"What a fantastic day! Tony’s enthusiasm
for writing is infectious resulting in our young children producing some
incredible stories. Children, teachers and the many parents who attended Tony’s
sessions have been totally inspired by his skilful and entertaining
presentation. Tony obviously knows how schools function and he left us all
feeling positive and proud – brilliant! " (Deputy Headteacher Salford 2014)
"Many thanks for yesterday. Everyone has been full of praise for your sessions in every class. I am sure we will be inviting you back another time and I will be happy to recommend you to local schools. I am sure it will have an impact on narrative and it gave all staff a reminder of the techniques which enthuse young writers." H.T. Bradford 2013
"In the one hour session Tony reinforced all of the year's work that we have done on creative writing and stories. It was so relevant, funny, entertaining and memorable. Never mind the children. I loved it!" Y6 teacher Stockton
I tell a wide range of age-appropriate, entertaining, interactive, traditional and self-penned stories that are linked with music and drama that lead to a discussion to develop an original, curriculum-relevant oral story that can be used to produce written work after my visit.
A lifelong love of English, Stories, Literature and Language.
1977 Qualified as an Agricultural Zoologist Leeds University. 1977-1989 Professional Musician 1989-1996 Qualified as a teacher. 1996-1999 Lecturer in Early years' Social and Emotional Development,Communications, Curriculum and Classroom Practice.
1999- PRESENT DAY Storyteller, Writer and Workshop Leader delivering to 1,600 schools in Great Britain and 5 tours of South America since 2010. Working with all ages from EYFS to Adult.