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School Visits That Inspire

‘Imogen’s presentation clearly captured the imagination of the children judging by the lively question time at the end of the session. She allowed the children to freely question potentially difficult issues such as sustainability and habitat loss.’

I am passionate about inspiring children to be champions of the natural world. 

I have created a series of picture books that I use to engage children as part of an educational outreach program — helping them to understand big environmental issues.

I love to visit schools (both in-person and virtually) to read my books, and give entertaining talks and interactive workshops that explore the environmental issues that inspire my stories. 

I don’t believe in painting a doom and gloom image of these important issues. I believe hope and positivity are what is needed to drive change, and that is why my books and presentations are educational, hope-filled and above all fun. 

Each interactive workshop is tailored to the age of the children attending but this is the kind of fun we’ll get up to . . .

Story Telling – Tales From The Wild

I share exciting stories from the charities my books support, about the wildlife they have saved, including video footage and photos.

The children learn how a small number of dedicated individuals can make a big difference — leaving them empowered to take their own steps to save wildlife.

Together we brainstorm what planet saving things we can do every day. 

Book Reading

Readings from my books.

Extraordinary Animals

Find out all about some of our planet’s most endangered species from the well known to the lesser known, what makes them so amazing and why they need our help.

Discover the different habitats that animals live in and the various adaptations they have which allow them to exist in those environments.

Workshop / Games

Guess the animal game, mask making, colour your chosen animal, create animal fact poster.

The Writing/Illustrating Process

Learn how I come up with the idea for a book and how I build on that idea to create the story, revision practices and the publication process.

Together we brain storm ideas for the children to come up with their own stories.

We have some drawing fun using simple illustration techniques. 

Q&A Session

All the questions that the children may have about wildlife and or creating children’s books.

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What Schools Are Saying:

‘Imogen’s visit was a delightful and educational experience for us all. The children sat spellbound as she read her story to them and they loved spotting the animals on the beautiful music video. As the children identified the different animals, they suddenly understood that they were watching wild animals in Africa, the REAL Africa! This was an exciting moment.

After Imogen left, the children asked me to read the story again and sat just as attentively as they had the first time.

Imogen delivers an important message in a meaningful and enjoyable way and I highly recommend having her visit your school or centre.’

Annabel Needs
Principle
Castlecrag Montessorir School, Sydney – Australia

‘The children loved your visit. It was wonderful to see them sit so still as you read your book to them and to see their excitement as you played the video of the real life animals.’

Killarney School, Sydney – Australia

‘We all enjoyed your talk today and I am sure you have inspired the children to have a go at creating their own books – next week literacy lessons! Thank you for coming in and I will be in touch.’


Mrs Yeulet
Year 2 Teacher
St Marys School, Henley – UK

‘Thanks again for the reading and workshop you did with us on Thursday. Following the exercises you did on illustrating, the children produced these lovely African illustration bubbles, followed by small stories about a chosen animal. They were really lovely – who knows maybe one day they will be authors too! Kind regards and good luck in the future.’


Josie Stewart – Year 2 Teacher and
Kath Hemmings – Year 1 Teacher
Valley Road Primary School, Henley – UK

‘It’s amazing how they were able to follow your instructions even at 5 years old, as to how to draw expressions and what was interesting was to see their different interpretations of what you drew. It was very inspiring.’

Rosie Clinkard
Years 1 and 2 Teacher
Peppard Primary School, Henley – UK

‘Yesterday the children were very fortunate to have a visit from a children’s author and illustrator – Imogen Taylor. Imogen talked to the children about how she had the original ideas for her stories and the time it has taken for her book to be published. Imogen also read her story ‘The POWEs and The Disappearing Tusks’ to the children. The children were captivated by the story.’


Marion Arnold
Assistant Head Teacher
Trinity Primary School, Henley – UK

‘I can’t believe how much I have learnt today let alone the children. That was really interesting and lots of fun. Thank you so much for coming.’


Katey Steele
Librarian
Waverley Public School, Sydney – Australia

‘Thank you so much for today. The feedback from all the teachers has been really positive and everyone enjoyed it. Good luck with the next book and please keep in touch.’


Laura Geraghty
Teacher-Librarian
Maroubra Bay Public School, Sydney – Australia

‘How brilliant it’s been to have a real life author-illustrator at our school. It’s the first time the children have met an author so it’s very exciting for them and your presentation was really interesting and educational too.’


Kindergarten Teacher
Bronte Public School, Sydney – Australia

If you would like more information about my author visits, please email me and I will send you a brochure setting out all that my visits entail.

I also love to give workshops at libraries, festivals and other events.

I look forward to visiting with you!

Contact

imogentaylormade@gmail.com

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