Here's what schools are saying:
"Children who disliked reading are now reading during playtimes, lunchtimes and registration
time! I recommend that every school should experience a visit from this exceptional author."
"Booking Ed Wicke to come to our school during book week was one of the best decisions I
have made as English Coordinator."
"Ed is a consummate story teller and his lively, madcap stories have universal appeal. Since
his visit, I have had lots of positive feedback from staff, parents and pupils – I would thoroughly
recommend Ed to a primary school looking for a visiting author."
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I love visiting schools. It's great to see the children totally immersed in my stories, and
then - even better - to hear them coming up with so many ideas of their own.
I have one major aim for all visits: the children should feel more excited about reading and
writing after I've visited.
In my best year to date, I visited 26 primary schools, presented to 5,700 children and
signed 4,500 books.
How a visit
Teachers have the biggest impact on children's reading and writing. Author visits
can however provide a useful boost to a school's literary strategy.
A selection of
notes about a
Cost of a
You can contact me using the email link to the
left, which is for email@example.com
Most recent DBS: I have an Enhanced DBS for my work with adults in a
hospice. Visiting authors are not required to have a DBS and can only
obtain a basic DBS through their own request.
Skype visits also
Video of Ed
I like to start with all Key Stage
Two together (or as many as
will fit in your hall!). That
session lasts around 75
minutes. I can however
provide shorter sessions and
classroom workshops. I usually
offer a 40 minute KS1 session
and a 20 minute Early Years