Welcome to my website! I’m a writer of children’s stories. Mostly in my head, but some are finally being typed!
I tell fibs for a living. Okay, that was a fib, I’m a children’s story writer but isn’t that the same thing? I make things up! It’s great fun 😊 I was brought up in the beautiful North Yorkshire moors and daydreamed my way through my school years. Being the adventurous type, I made the dramatic… Continue reading About me!
We mustn’t lose our connection with nature once this is over. As I became accustomed to our new normal, I began to hope we would never completely return to the old normal. The old normal was fume-filled roads packed with angry cars, stressed out guilt-ridden parents unable to find the time they desperately needed and… Continue reading Why have millions of us spent Lockdown walking through the countryside?
Yesterday evening, I mistimed my dog walk and was still out when the clapping started. I therefore walked and clapped (I’m such an excellent multi-tasker). My dog was surprised and excited, but we managed it. As the clapping ended, we were approaching the estate near where I live. And there I happened across the most… Continue reading Lockdown Culture Shift
Having been a childminder of children aged 0-11 for many years, I know I can help you to keep sane with some top-tips! PLAN. The days I tried to “wing” it were the days I ended up in tears! Children learn far more quickly with 1:1 so don’t expect to need to put the same… Continue reading Home Schooling Made Easy
Ahh Christmas. It’s all about giving and my goodness don’t we all know how to give! The more we give, the better we feel about ourselves. Right? All that money, all that organising, all that shopping … and for what? For your child to rip off the paper, casting it aside almost as quickly as… Continue reading Something You Want, Something You Need, Something to Wear and Something to Read
Anti-Bullying Week is a regular focal point on all school calendars. Very few schools deny they have bullies, they accept the problem and deal with it in the best way they know how. Lessons are based around empowering the victims, explaining how to stay safe and the importance of sharing concerns with a safe adult.… Continue reading Anti-Bullying Week – is Protecting the Victim Enough?
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Some quotes from my “Reading for Pleasure” workshop presented to Primary and Secondary School teachers.
“Rachel was incredibly knowledgeable and informative. Extremely friendly and my most favourite session.”
“Valuable advice and information. I particularly enjoyed the participation element.”
“Reading for Pleasure was well presented, with enthusiasm.”
On the 13th December 2019, former pupil to Ingleby Greenhow CofE Primary School Rachel Coverdale who is a published children’s author returned to the school. Rachel started at Ingleby in 1972 and left in 1980. She came to talk to the pupils about her job as an author, share her books with the children and to share her experiences of her time at the school as she remembers them. The children were really inspired by her visit which further promoted a love of reading in the school. Rachel’s books include for younger children ‘Who Hides Here? Footprints in the Garden’ and ‘Who Hides Here? Footprints on the Farm’ and for older children ‘The Boy who Couldn’t’. Children had the opportunity to ask Rachel questions and to buy signed copies of her books. I highly recommend that Rachel visits your school.
Mrs M Norris, Head Teacher, Ingleby Greenhow CofE Primary School