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SCHOOLS

John has appeared in hundreds of schools across   the UK, Germany, Ireland, Austria, the USA and Malaysia.

 

He works with all age groups and abilities from pre-school to year 12.

A qualified teacher, he understands how schools operate and employs a flexible approach so he can adapt to the need of the school.

He has a presentation specifically designed for Key stage 1 and material for key stages 2 and 3.

With younger children he links his stories to the birds and animals the stories originate from.

With older children he places the stories in a historical context.

John's performances and workshops touch on many aspects of the national curriculum especially speaking and listening.

All presentations are interactive and he encourages the pupils to participate.

He will place the emphasis of each session on either stories or poems depending on the wishes of the school.

He uses anecdotes to bring the art of writing alive and builds stories in a way that allows students of all abilities to participate.

John's experience of storytelling in the teaching of English as an additional language is invaluable in classrooms where some pupils may be experiencing language difficulties.

John offer a programme of storytelling and poetry which help develop the pupils listening and speaking skills,as well as broadening their understanding of other cultures.

 

John offer a programme of storytelling and poetry which help develop the pupils listening and speaking skills,as well as broadening their understanding of other cultures.

He has a set specifically geared to KS1 as well as material suitable for Key Stages 2 and 3.

He uses anecdotes to bring the art of writing alive and builds stories with the students using an interactive approach This brings in many of the essential elements needed in the creation of stories.

His book of stories,'Out of The Hat' £5.99 and his collection of poems for children,'The Pong Machine' £2.99  These can be bought on the day or ordered later.

English as a Second Language

John presents a workshop entitled "The Uses of Storytelling in the teaching of English as a Second Language" at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, to visiting teachers and students. He has also told stories to students + school children learning English in Germany, Austria + Mexico.

 

John carries full public liability insurance and has a current enhanced CRB check certificate.

 

" From the nursery tots who climbed aboard the storytelling bus to the sophistication of narrative structure explained to our Year 6 girls, John held us all captivated and requests for signed copies of his story-book were made by many."                Ms S.E. O’Shea, Head of English, Maltman’s  Green  School

 " ......His differentiation in storytelling was marvellous, knowing exactly how to cater for the pupils ages, demonstrating how words can be brought to life.  John's .... enduring, patient manner ...was flexible as he assimilated himself into our school's schedule. By the end of the end he was part of our school community and the pupils' did not want him to leave.                                 I would recommend John Row to any school as he clearly has natural way with children and know how to draw them into the world of fiction. Any school that invites John has made a good investment"                Felicia Cole, Sacred Heart School, London.

“John Row’s visit was a wonderful climax to our Book Week. Dressed in character he quickly brought the stories alive and engaged the pupils from the first minute. His workshops and presentations to Key stage 2 were of high quality, pupil centred and will certainly help our pupils be more creative in their writing.”

Gilbard Honey-Jones, Headmaster, the British School of Kuala Lumpur to Authors Abroad.

“Just a brief note to say how brilliant John Row was today. A real hero himself performing for all 7 lessons and keeping them all thoroughly involved. Very interesting and enjoyable. He was a very good performer and will be a hard act to follow.”

Sue Rowlatt, Head of English, St. George’s College, Weybridge to Authors Abroad

Schools please contact info@authorsabroad.com, +44(0)1535656015