School visits
Ever wanted to chat to a children’s author? Here’s your chance! I’ll endeavour to make your virtual visit as fun, enjoyable and informative as possible. You’ll be able to take a small peak at my office where I write, whilst I read you one or more of my stories. You’ll have a chance to ask me any questions you like about me, my writing and how I became an author. I’ll encourage you to write your own stories, and I can share my favourite tips for thinking up great story ideas. I’m so excited about books and reading and writing, and will hopefully inspire you to fall in love with the wonderful world of books too! For more information please email me through my contact page. I am also registered with Virtual School Visits – just click on their link listed under Some of my Friends - and I also have a fully disclosed DBS certificate. I look forward to hearing from you!
VIRTUAL SCHOOL VISITS
Claire Freedman children’s author
What people are saying about my visits…
Illustration © Russell Julian from our book George's Dragon goes to School
(Claire's Teddy Bear)
Thank you Claire for such a brilliant school zoom visit to our Reception and Year one children at St Katherine’s C of E school, Canvey Island, Essex!! It exceeded all expectation and the children were thoroughly engaged throughout! It was lovely that you could relate to them on their level particularly during the question and answering session. The children felt confident to ask questions and you answered them so appropriately and sensitively! We were impressed when a child asked if your books were written in other languages and you were able to produce an example to show them! Our children were inspired by Mr Cuddles and enjoyed the interaction with him! We thoroughly recommend Claire’s virtual visit it was amazing!! Thanks Claire once again for that memorable visit it was truly a special time to look back on! Ruth, St Katherine's C of E School, Essex 25th November 2021
Thank you to the brilliant author @clairefreedman who met virtually with our youngest children today. Our children loved the stories shared, including Superkid and Spider Sandwiches. What an afternoon! Thank you! Belle Vue Primary School,Cumbria 9th February 2022
Thank you very much, it was much harder having a class offline as they are harder to monitor, but well done they loved it Mr Burrows, Haileybury Almaty, Kazakhstan 10th February 2022
Hi Emily, It was fabulous! The children loved it and I will definitely write a review. Please say sorry to Claire for me, I think I might have hung up prematurely, I thought she was all finished and I felt awful that as I hung up I heard her say something! She was so lovely :-) Drapers Mills Primary School 29th September 2021 Via Virtual School Visits
Hi Claire, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for that session, it was brilliant the students are all inspired and are wasting no time at all! They are currently sat in a session now working on the 'what if' scenario that you suggested. It was very interesting to hear all about the book writing process, I even found it fascinating as an adult and the students were also star struck when you mentioned their names for the questions, the whole session was lovely to be involved in. Thank you also for your patience with our numerous technical glitches! Thank you again, it was brilliant and I would highly recommend the session to anyone, Kind regards, Laura, Parklane School, Cheshire 7th July 2021
Hi Claire, Thank you so much for visiting our classes, when I spoke to some of the children they were so excited that they had actually met a real life author. Some of them couldn't believe that they had some of your books at home! The teachers really enjoyed it as well and it's given them a chance to discuss with the children about writing for an audience. Lucy, Allington Primary, Kent March 2021
Please can you pass on to Claire how enjoyable her virtual visit was with us! The children at St. Christopher's have been so inspired that they have been writing, drawing and acting out their own versions of 'Underpants' stories. Claire was a natural with the children and very kind with her comments and replies to the children - They all wanted to speak to her!!! It particularly made us feel proud that we provided her with a question that she had never been asked before! It was a joy to have her - Thank her so much! Louisa, St Christopher’s School 10th March 2021
Hi Claire, Thank you so much for Zooming into AC Houghton on December 16th. We thoroughly enjoyed the visit and the students were so excited to be the first group of kids you had completed an online author visit with in the USA. The visit capped off our entire school reading Little Bear's Special Friend. Actually meeting Claire Freedman via Zoom was the highlight of our all school book club. Claire read a book to our school and answered questions from students! One of our classes wrote letters to you and those are attached. Thank you again, Stephanie, Principal, A.C. Houghton Elementary School, Oregon, US 16th December 2020
Claire, A very big thank you for your input today and for accommodating us. I was with the P1 (reception) children after the call and when we hung up, one of the little girls said “That wasn’t good, it was awesome! I really like her”. There was a lot of ‘what if?’ chat this afternoon which was just lovely. Many thanks, Gill, Echline Primary School 18th November 2021
Afternoon,      Thanks so much for today, it was great for the children to put a face to your name. They loved hearing your stories and thanks so much for answering their questions. It's such a shame you couldn't hear or see them, this is technology we so desperately want. However, it                                                                                            workedfrom our end.  Thanks.  The World Book Day celebrations are already beginning at Inspire. Today we had a wonderful virtual author session with @clairefreedman who read us some stories then answered our questions  @_InspireEnglish  Regent Farm First Year 2 are loving our first day back special treat, a virtual visit by ⁦‪@clairefreedman we loved your story and enjoyed finding out about your journey as an author  pic.twitter.com/uILWAoRfhP 28/02/2022  Bradley Green Foundation Stage We had a wonderful time listening to two stories and finding out about the author @clairefreedman this afternoon. @tmbc_culture @BGLovesReading pic.twitter.com/vc6RA8EQr1 01/03/2022  Stroud School We #books. #StroudEY are having a wonderful time celebrating #WorldBookDay. We loved hearing from the author @clairefreedman. She read one of our favourite stories and answered our questions. Our reading buddies from Year 6 came to read with us too. #StroudSchool pic.twitter.com/FA6B1QTHWv 03/03/2022  Michelle Windridge @MrsPrimary_EYFS Final post of the week for #NationalStorytellingWeek and I’ve saved the best til last!! Aliens Love Underpants is my absolute favourite to read to a Reception class & last year my class were lucky enough to have @clairefreedman read her book to them!!!! #DreamComeTrue  pic.twitter.com/o6HX0ETMsL 04/02/2022
School visits
Ever wanted to chat to a children’s author? Here’s your chance! I’ll endeavour to make your virtual visit as fun, enjoyable and informative as possible. You’ll be able to take a small peak at my office where I write, whilst I read you one or more of my stories. You’ll have a chance to ask me any questions you like about me, my writing and how I became an author. I’ll encourage you to write your own stories, and I can share my favourite tips for thinking up great story ideas. I’m so excited about books and reading and writing, and will hopefully inspire you to fall in love with the wonderful world of books too! For more information please email me through my contact page. I am also registered with Virtual School Visits – just click on their link listed under Some of my Friends - and I also have a fully disclosed DBS certificate. I look forward to hearing from you!
VIRTUAL SCHOOL VISITS
What people are saying about my visits…
Thank you Claire for such a brilliant school zoom visit to our Reception and Year one children at St Katherine’s C of E school, Canvey Island, Essex!! It exceeded all expectation and the children were thoroughly engaged throughout! It was lovely that you could relate to them on their level particularly during the question and answering session. The children felt confident to ask questions and you answered them so appropriately and sensitively! We were impressed when a child asked if your books were written in other languages and you were able to produce an example to show them! Our children were inspired by Mr Cuddles and enjoyed the interaction with him! We thoroughly recommend Claire’s virtual visit it was amazing!! Thanks Claire once again for that memorable visit it was truly a special time to look back on! Ruth, St Katherine's C of E School, Essex 25th November 2021
Claire, A very big thank you for your input today and for accommodating us. I was with the P1 (reception) children after the call and when we hung up, one of the little girls said “That wasn’t good, it was awesome! I really like her”. There was a lot of ‘what if?’ chat this afternoon which was just lovely. Many thanks, Gill, Echline Primary School 18th November 2021
Thank you to the brilliant author @clairefreedman who met virtually with our youngest children today. Our children loved the stories shared, including Superkid and Spider Sandwiches. What an afternoon! Thank you! Belle Vue Primary School,Cumbria 9th February 2022
Thank you very much, it was much harder having a class offline as they are harder to monitor, but well done they loved it Mr Burrows, Haileybury Almaty, Kazakhstan 10th February 2022
Hi Emily, It was fabulous! The children loved it and I will definitely write a review. Please say sorry to Claire for me, I think I might have hung up prematurely, I thought she was all finished and I felt awful that as I hung up I heard her say something! She was so lovely :-) Drapers Mills Primary School 29th September 2021 Via Virtual School Visits
Hi Claire, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for that session, it was brilliant the students are all inspired and are wasting no time at all! They are currently sat in a session now working on the 'what if' scenario that you suggested. It was very interesting to hear all about the book writing process, I even found it fascinating as an adult and the students were also star struck when you mentioned their names for the questions, the whole session was lovely to be involved in. Thank you also for your patience with our numerous technical glitches! Thank you again, it was brilliant and I would highly recommend the session to anyone, Kind regards, Laura, Parklane School, Cheshire 7th July 2021
Hi Claire, Thank you so much for visiting our classes, when I spoke to some of the children they were so excited that they had actually met a real life author. Some of them couldn't believe that they had some of your books at home! The teachers really enjoyed it as well and it's given them a chance to discuss with the children about writing for an audience. Lucy, Allington Primary, Kent March 2021
Please can you pass on to Claire how enjoyable her virtual visit was with us! The children at St. Christopher's have been so inspired that they have been writing, drawing and acting out their own versions of 'Underpants' stories. Claire was a natural with the children and very kind with her comments and replies to the children - They all wanted to speak to her!!! It particularly made us feel proud that we provided her with a question that she had never been asked before! It was a joy to have her - Thank her so much! Louisa, St Christopher’s School 10th March 2021
Hi Claire, Thank you so much for Zooming into AC Houghton on December 16th. We thoroughly enjoyed the visit and the students were so excited to be the first group of kids you had completed an online author visit with in the USA. The visit capped off our entire school reading Little Bear's Special Friend. Actually meeting Claire Freedman via Zoom was the highlight of our all school book club. Claire read a book to our school and answered questions from students! One of our classes wrote letters to you and those are attached. Thank you again, Stephanie, Principal, A.C. Houghton Elementary School, Oregon, US 16th December 2020
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Illustration © Russell Julian from our book George's Dragon goes to School
Afternoon, Thanks so much for today, it was great for the children to put a face to your name. They loved hearing your stories and thanks so much for answering their questions. It's such a shame you couldn't hear or see them, this is technology we so desperately want. However, it worked from our end. Thanks. The World Book Day celebrations are already beginning at Inspire. Today we had a wonderful virtual author session with @clairefreedman who read us some stories then answered our questions @_InspireEnglish Regent Farm First Year 2 are loving our first day back special treat, a virtual visit by ⁦‪@clairefreedman we loved your story and enjoyed finding out about your journey as an author pic.twitter.com/uILWAoRfhP 28/02/2022 Bradley Green Foundation Stage We had a wonderful time listening to two stories and finding out about the author @clairefreedman this afternoon. @tmbc_culture @BGLovesReading pic.twitter.com/vc6RA8EQr1 01/03/2022 Stroud School We #books. #StroudEY are having a wonderful time celebrating #WorldBookDay. We loved hearing from the author @clairefreedman. She read one of our favourite stories and answered our questions. Our reading buddies from Year 6 came to read with us too. #StroudSchool pic.twitter.com/FA6B1QTHWv 03/03/2022 Michelle Windridge @MrsPrimary_EYFS Final post of the week for #NationalStorytellingWeek and I’ve saved the best til last!! Aliens Love Underpants is my absolute favourite to read to a Reception class & last year my class were lucky enough to have @clairefreedman read her book to them!!!! #DreamComeTrue pic.twitter.com/o6HX0ETMsL 04/02/2022
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