Leyland was fantastic and we all had a great time during his visit. He worked with groups from years 1 to 6. The activities were well suited and the children really engaged with them. When Leyland told his story, all the children were fully engrossed. Leyland left a great impression and the children are still talking about his visit. His visit really benefited the children and feel inspired. Thank you!
I felt that Leyland Peree was fantastic on his delivery to the children during our workshop and gave the children key insight into constructing stories and novels. His book The Magic Custard Factory was also incredibly witty and a future purchase to use with my own children.
Great attitude and a personality that really made the children enthused. The class activity using the SOCK in a box cards was extremely useful for the children to express their imaginations independently. Thank you for coming in!
Great activities and lesson with lots of children.
The whole school had a wonderful time during Leyland's visit. His workshops were well planned and provided an excellent inspirational starting point for the children's own work. We all really enjoyed his books and hope to publish our own work in the near future. Thank you very much and we would certainly recommend Leyland to other schools and hope to have another visit ourselves.
Thank you for visiting the school. The children were very excited to speak to and see a real life author and are inspired to start writing their own stories. They love The Great Reef Race and were still laughing when they looked at their books this afternoon. If you need some testers for any of your new books I am sure our children would be happy to help!
- Deputy Headteacher, Ernesettle Community School
"I thought the resources you used and activities that you had for the children were really good quality. I particularly liked the activity cards for making up a story.
"It was an absolute delight to have Leyland Perree visit our school to speak to Year 1 and Year 2 pupils today. It was a brilliant experience for the children to meet an author in person and they asked him lots of great questions about his books 'The Great Reef Race' and 'Which Witch is Which'. Leyland also read one of his stories to the children which they all thoroughly enjoyed! Leyland's talk was very animated and he made the children laugh lots which is always fantastic to see! I will happily recommend [Leyland] to other schools.
"It was brilliant to have Leyland visiting our school and talking to the pupils about his experiences of being a children's author. Leyland spoke about the process of writing a book in a very accessible way so that children could understand. The children were laughing a lot throughout the talk as Leyland told funny jokes. He also read one of his books and encouraged children to ask any questions at the end."
"Leyland turned up at school early and was well prepared. He carried out workshops with children from reception age all the way up to year 6. His activities were well planned and suitable to the age group. The children had a fantastic time and are still talking about it two weeks later!
"Leyland Perree visited Lady Modifords C of E Primary School during an evening
"It was great for the young people to meet an author and hear how you go about writing. The youngsters got a lot from the session, they were lively and animated and asked questions. It was of real benefit to have the presentation. We were really impressed that you felt able to join in with the session and were flexible enough to "go with the flow" A great visit - looking forward to the next one."