LEYLAND PERREE CHILDREN'S AUTHOR
"We had a half an hour session with Leyland which the kids were thoroughly engaged with. Unfortunately, due to COVID reasons this couldn't be done in person, however there was still a total engagement in the book and the question and answer sessions were done honestly and with enthusiasm about his work.
"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."
"The books that you brought were wonderful: well illustrated, engaging and made a great contribution to our library. The activities you led were interesting and most children said they enjoyed them. You were punctual, well presented and friendly throughout your visit."
"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."
"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.
"Leyland Perree visited [our school] during an evening
"It was utterly fantastic and the children were really engaged.
"Leyland was very easy to contact and very accommodating. Our children were very excited throughout and Leyland used a fabulous powerpoint to keep the children engaged.
"The children really enjoyed the session. The PowerPoints were age appropriate and interesting for the children. They liked the 'Gary the Fish' Question Time and listening to the story. You have a friendly, fun and calm manner with the children which put them all at ease whilst being engaged at the same time..Thank you x"
"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! "
"Great activities and lesson with lots of 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!"
"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!"
"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."
"Thank you so much for this morning! The children (and adults) loved it! We will definitely be buying some of your books to read in school. Many thanks again for a lovely start to our Thursday."
"The visit to [our school] was very successful, with all 20 students engaged and keen throughout the course of the day. Each group really enjoyed thinking of creative ideas for their story and were able to present fantastic work. The visit was very beneficial, and certainly something we can develop further within classes/small groups in school."
"I felt that you were very enthusiastic and thorough during the day and engaged well with the students. Giving the students a signed book of their choice was lovely and this is something they were really happy about - a brilliant way to end a brilliant day."
"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. Really enjoyed the stories particularly the fishy one. I thought you had a lovely way with the children and lovely resources."
"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!