I was thrilled to receive this glowing reference. This was my first workshop and I had planned, prepared and practised every waking moment in the days running up to this. Hats off to teachers across the globe, they work so so hard to teach our children.
With children of my own I wanted to create a children’s story with an environmental message that showed how close to home environmental issues are, and that it’s our immediate actions that impact the planet for better or worse. It is these thoughts that led me to write The Tap-Dancing Pigeon of Covent Garden. It’s a story that I hope will inspire future generations but is also a story that is very close to my own experiences living and working in London. I believe that children’s fiction plays a key role in nurturing young minds and in return we create knowledgeable young eco-warriors that will be inspired to protect our planet’s wildlife and safeguard the future of our precious planet!
Ref: Virtual English Creative Writing Workshop includes competition and interactive storytelling with author Serena Hassan
If you would be interested in booking a virtual interactive creative writing workshop for Years 4 to 6 and/or an interactive storytelling events for Reception Class to Year 3. These have been highly successful and have been described as “inspiring, engaging and linking well to the National Curriculum,” (see review attached).
The workshop will be based on my award-winning book ‘The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden’ which raises environmental awareness and other important positive life messages.
Purpose: To inspire children through a discussion of the positive themes that underpin my book that include perseverance, self-belief and courage through a colourful visually animated PowerPoint presentation and creative writing competition. I would also discuss my experience as an author, the creative process and publishing work in an imaginative way.
Format: The workshop comprises two sessions a minimum of 40 minutes each. The workshop can be customised according to your school’s requirements and includes an activity pack.
Please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am excited to announce that I have been delivering exciting and inspiring creative writing competitions
for 10 and 11-year-olds. I am about to receive 80 imaginative stories and 80 eco campaigns to read and decide who will be the three winners per category and not forgetting the finalists. I am very excited!
After my interactive storytelling with Esher Church School, I asked the children to create their very own ‘eco pigeons’, out of household rubbish. I was most impressed to be sent these amazing creations. I decided to create this hashtag #Create-your-own-eco-pigeon for all of the eco pigeons I receive.
Have a look below, they are adorable.
I am delighted to share with you my first ‘virtual’ storytelling which I delivered to 60, 4-year-olds at Esher Church School on 10th March 2021 to celebrate World Books.
Here is a video of my experiences ⬇️
in ‘The Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2020’.
Books entered in The Wishing Shelf Book Award are judged by REAL readers: over 150 adult readers
and over 200 children readers.
I am delighted to receive my certificates from the Royal Dragonfly Awards.
‘Honourable Mention’ category; new author.
‘1st place’ category; Environmental/green books.
‘Honourable Mention’ category; Picture books 6 and under.
Have a look below 😏
I was invited to write an article called an ‘Authors Leak’ by a cool website called ‘The Wordicle’.
This was to discuss the back story behind my children’s book ‘The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden’.
I found this really exciting to write.
Click on the link below to have a read:
What a strange year 2020 has been for all of us, however we must focus on the positive to move forward into a new year. I am truly thrilled to have my children’s book recognised in the following literary awards.
🥇 1st Place – Green Books / Environmental category by Royal Dragonfly book awards.
🥇‘Honourable mention’ in Picture Books for 6 year olds and under category by Royal Dragonfly.
🥇 Finalist Award in Children’s Fiction category awarded by Independent Author Network.
🥇 Awarded Indie B.R.A.G Medallion by Book Readers Association Group.
🥉 3rd Place in August 2020 cover of the month for AllAuthor.