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Author Visits

  • During a recent weeks visit to a school with Year 6, I was able to fill a few gaps with snippets of information about buses, books and rain-sticks. This got the children’s attention and they asked questions and listen to my tales.

  • As a supply teacher in Sussex and Surrey I have taught across the whole primary age range. One day I may be in Reception and the next in Year 6, as such I have to be adaptable.

  • Friday 5th December Balcombe Primary School

    ‘Sue Wickstead has been a regular supply teacher at Balcombe over the years. The children have enjoyed sharing her ideas for her children’s stories and learning about the process of writing a book. Sue has now very excitedly published her children’s story book ‘Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus’, she visited the classes to show her book and talk about her experiences of writing and publishing it’.

  • St Francis of Assissi Southgate Crawley. 23rd 24th October.

    In my capacity as a supply teacher I had been booked by a local school to teach in year 3. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the school was celebrating a book week and had visitors and events going on all week.

  • 'Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus', visits schools!

  • I always leave a free book in every school I visit as a Supply Teacher.

  • ‘Surely it is me who should say thank you for being rescued and being able to meet so many different children.’

  • It was lovely to visit the calm and relaxed atmosphere of libraries in both Redhill and Horley over the summer holidays and to share the story of ‘Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus’.

  • I was invited to visit a Parent and Toddler Group in East Grinstead.

  • Following a summer visit sharing my books in a library I was invited to come along and meet children from a local primary school.

  • It was lovely to be invited to Southgate School for World Book Day 2016.

  • I am constantly surprised at the children’s curiosity and interest in the Playbus and how much pleasure it still brings even though it is now only in book form. The children are as fascinated as ever about the Fact as well as the Fiction.

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