Tessa is an award-winning author and illustrator of picture books about happiness. She empowers children to choose happiness in their lives, and her illustration workshops prove that everyone is an artist. EYFS-KS1
An introduction to Judaism
Ruth from Judaism for Schools will give an overview of the Jewish religion. Focusing on the Torah, the Holiest Jewish Text, you will learn how Jewish concepts and customs shape the lives of people around the World.
An introduction to Islam
Presented by Imran from Muslim Learner Services - this visit is a great opportunity for pupils learning about Islam. It covers beliefs, festivals, clothing and food and is adapted to your pupils' age.
Pirates - Blackbeard
Blackbeard is one history's most fearsome pirates. Famous for his scruffy look and daring ways, his tales from the seven seas will shiver your timbers! But is he brave and bold or a nasty thief? You decide...
Remember, remember, the 5th of November! It may be over 400 years since the Gunpowder Plot but the sneaky actions of Guido Fawkes and his foiled plan to kill the King is as exciting a story as ever...
Your Carbon Footprint
Using simple demonstrations, Dr Helen - a palaeoclimatologist - explains the subject of climate change, helping pupils to come up with ideas on how to reduce their carbon footprints. KS2+
Charlotte's WW1 Story
Without the role of women, WW1 would have been very different. Hear Charlotte's story and learn how she 'did her bit' working in a munitions factory and the lasting impact the efforts of women such as her had.
This Celtic Queen led a rebellion against the Roman invasion of Britain. Listen as she tells her story, covering the arrival of the unwanted visitors, her ferocious woman-led battle and finally... her demise.
Maya Woman - Meet Akna
Travel back in time and chat to Akna as she shares tales from her rainforest city. Who’s in charge? What does she eat, wear and do for fun? Your pupils will gain an insight into what life was like in this ancient civilisation.
Prepare to be shocked and amazed in this tour of your brain and senses! You will find out all about how your senses work and explore questions like why food tastes funny when you have a cold! KS1+
Author of the Jamie Johnson Series, which has been adapted for TV by the BBC and the award-winning thriller Unstoppable. Dan's talks engage even the most reluctant readers. £55 worth of books included! KS2+
Hi! I’m an author of dozens of books for children, including activity, pre-school, non-fiction and picture books. My picture books cover the themes of mindfulness, emotions, dreams and sleep. EYFS-KS1
Mitch Johnson is the author of the books Kick and Pop!. His popular stories have been translated into multiple languages, and in 2018 his novel Kick received the prestigious Branford Boase Award. KS2+
Dinosaurs & Animals!
Learn all about dinosaurs! Have a close up look at some genuine fossils and say hello to some modern day, real-life animals and compare them to the prehistoric life you have learnt about. KS1+
Andy Seed is the author of factual books which put the fun into reading. He’s a Blue Peter Book Award winner, wildlife writer and specialist in engaging reluctant readers. He can't wait to meet your class! EYFS-KS2
Amaze your class with facts about different types of skeleton, what they are made of and what they do. You'll take a closer look at the human skeleton and discover our different bones. KS2+
Castles. Magnificent, impressive, spectacular. Maybe not if you’re a castle ditcher. Reginald William Groundsbury will have your class giggling as he shares the secrets of his castle: the good, the bad and the ugly!
Catherine is a TeachPrimary Award winner. Having worked for Greenpeace and the Natural History Museum, she now writes books to inspire curiosity… from evolution and climate change to outer space. KS1-KS2
Award-winning author, Ally Sherrick invites you to travel back on her time-machine to when there were no electric lights or flushing toilets, and danger and darkness lurked around every corner. KS2+
Electricity is a wonder. There is magic to be had learning both how it works and how we use it. Your class will be electricity experts after this awesome visit. Different sessions for year 4 and year 6.
Danny Purvis is an Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth Medalist in Men's Artistic Gymnastics! He's a member of Team GB and in 2019, he retired from competitive gymnastics. Listen to his incredible story.
Romans - Julius Caesar
As ruler of Rome, Julius Caesar won many battles and helped his huge Empire grow. Intelligent and charismatic - give Julius a call and your class will appreciate his power and influence!
K.N. Chimbiri is the inspiring author of black history books including The Story of the Windrush - a book that sensitively tells the inspiring story of the Windrush generation for younger readers. KS2+
Yona is a record breaking, world leading, Olympic diver. At 6ft 2 and one of the only black divers in the world, Yona has obliterated the stereotypes in sport, always with a smile on his face.
Earth and Space
Lift off planet Earth as Dr Ken takes you on a voyage around the solar system. Discover if the Moon is made of cheese and what it takes to be an astronaut. An amazing addition to your space topic. KS1+
Gill Lewis is a multi-award winning author, vet and tree-house dweller. Her books take you on wild adventures and explore our human relationship with each other and the natural world. KS1-KS2
Badminton player Lauren Smith achieved her dream of becoming an Olympian in 2016. She has since reached a 7 in the world, won the European Championships, won 5 Commonwealth medals and 9 National titles.
Adam and Charlotte have written nearly 200 books including the award-winning Spaghetti with the Yeti, Party for Dads and the Comet Street Kids reading scheme – widely used in schools all over the world! EYFS-KS1
Hello! I’m Claire Freedman and I write picture books for young children. I’ve had over 100 children’s books published and am probably best known for the Aliens
Love Underpants series. EYFS-KS1
There are few historical figures as famous as tudor King Henry VIII. His 36 year reign saw humungous changes – to religion, his wives and his waistline! Sit up straight, the King is calling!
The Stone Age lasted 2.5 million years and paved the way for life as we know it. From shelters to farming, we have a lot to thank our prehistoric ancestors for. Call a real life caveman and listen to his story!
The Florence Nightingale – aka ‘The Lady with the Lamp’ – is one of England’s most memorable women. Travel back in time and hear about her incredible adventure and impact on hygiene.
School of Noise
What is sound? How do we hear? What is the rumbling noise our stomachs make called? Learn about this and a lot more as you explore the science of sound with experts from the School of Noise. KS1+
An introduction to Buddhism
Delivered by Buddhism For Schools, this engaging and authentic virtual visit will teach pupils about: Mindfulness, Indian Vegetarian Food, Basic Theology, Henna Body Art and Buddhist Music.
An introduction to Hinduism
Get to the heart of Hinduism! An expert speaker from Bhaktivedanta Manor - a Hindu Temple - will chat to your class and answer questions. Learn about Hindu beliefs, customs and festivals in an interactive way.
A Tale From Pompeii
In 79AD over 16,000 lost their lives when Vesuvius erupted and destroyed ancient Pompeii. Hear from Aemilius about her life before the blast and that terrifying day when things changed forever.
Aisha was born in Bahrain and has lived in Kuwait, England and Canada. The first novel she ever wrote was a piece of fan fiction, but she now writes magical and emotional children's books perfect for KS2+
Join Dr Jo for a journey around the human body, thinking about what we need to survive and stay healthy, including exercise, diet, hygiene and rest. The session can be tailored to KS1 or KS2.
Evolution with Dr Helen
Take trip 2 billion years back in time with palaeontologist Dr Helen. Meet some amazing and extraordinary fossil creatures – some of whom were your ancestors – and discover the story of evolution. KS2+
Struan Murray is the author of the ORPHANS OF THE TIDE trilogy. His visits focus on thinking about where ideas come from, and how we can use our own lives and interests to create fantastical stories. KS2+
Amelia Earhart was an explorer like no other. Not only did she overcome the dangers of solo flight, flying across the Atlantic in 1932, she inspired young girls to live their dreams - the sky's the limit!
Science …The Best Bits
A fantastic virtual science show with loads of curriculum links and inspiration! Space, Electricity, Plants, Animals (including Dinosaurs) and of course...plenty of incredible demonstrations! KS1+
Tom McLaughlin is a multi-award nominated dyslexic author/illustrator. He writes for Bloomsbury, Puffin, Oxford University Press and Walker Books and has been published all over the world. KS1-KS2
Hello! I've written and illustrated books including the Mr Panda series, The Queen’s Hat series, Unplugged, Amazing and Green Lizards Vs Red Rectangles. I also illustrated Chitty Bang Bang. EYFS-KS1
International CBBC writer, stand-up comic, poet and author, Ian Billings' talks are not to be missed. 2500 schools visits in 20 countries. “Best thing I’ve seen in this school in thirty years!” KS1-KS2
Titanic - Captain Smith
On April 15th, 1912 a huge ship struck ice and the rest is history. The disaster that followed is widely known but the final movements of Titanic’s Captain, Edward Smith, remain a mystery to this day...
Animal ZOOm Session
Bringing the zoo to you. Meet our real-life Animal Ambassadors and their experienced zoo keeper, Becky- live on screen! Tailored to any year group, topic, or theme of your choice. EYFS+
The Circulatory System
In this session on blood, the heart and the circulatory system, pupils will learn the different components of blood and its functions, how it transports around the body and take a close up look at a heart! KS2+
This intrepid explorer paved the way for all modern Antarctic expeditions. His story is one of resilience, teamwork and near-death experiences – your class will be gripped from start to finish.
There are few leaders more famous than Winston Churchill. The Prime Minister will share his experiences of leading his great nation through War. Do you have what it takes to be in charge?
Award Winning author Jane Elson’s novels (year groups 5-8) are described as a PSHE teacher’s dream. Loud and Proud about her own dyslexia Jane’s talk inspire children to meet their challenges. UKS2
I've won prizes for my books! Yes!! And I like to think my school visits are cool, talking about REAL issues in my books and having a lot of fun on the way. Why not join me and find out for yourself? KS2+
Dinosaurs… What were they? What did they do? How did they do it? Why were they so BIG? There are so many different dinosaurs to choose from, let's discover some of our favourites. KS1+
On December 1st 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat for a white passenger, sparking a wave of change against segregation. Listen to how one woman changed the lives of millions.
Pip is the award-winning author of picture books, early readers and chapter books, including Izzy Gizmo, the Squishy McFluff series and the Piggy Handsome series. Fun sessions guaranteed! EYFS-KS1
Sophie is a GB Wheelchair Basketball player and captained the team at the Rio Paralympics. She's a World and European Silver Medalist and is training for the Tokyo 2021 Paralympics, aiming for a medal!
Ali is one of Britain’s best known and loved Paralympians. He's been to 3 Paralympic Games, won silver, world championships, European championships and set world records. A true champion.
Dr Ken presents several amazing tricks and stunts demonstrating how magicians use different states of matter and changing materials in their effects. A spectacular and memorable show! KS1+
Chris Langridge has played badminton since he was 10. He has since toured the world and is the current Olympic Bronze medallist, Commonwealth games gold medallist and European games Gold medallist.
Team GB Marathon runner, Sonia Samuels, competed at the 2016 Olympic Games. By sharing her story, she aims to inspire the next generation to follow their dreams to be the best they can be.
Adam’s books are perfect for EYFS and KS1 while KS2 can immerse themselves in his historical storytelling, including Boudica, Alfred the Great, Operation Bernhard (Holocaust), Money and Greek Myths.
Gareth P. Jones
Blue Peter Award winning author of over 40 books for children of all ages, Gareth P. Jones' catchy songs, stories and workshops are designed to enthuse and engage pupils about writing & reading. EYFS-KS2
Suffragettes - Emily Davison
In 1906, Emily Davison joined the WSPU, a little-known group for ‘mad’ women who were campaigning for female suffrage. Little did she know the impact her actions would have on the world in the years to follow.
Mary Anning - Fossil Collector
Mary Anning was only a little girl when she sold sea shells on the sea shore... Her prehistoric passion resulted in her making of the most exciting fossil discoveries of all time! A truly inspirational female scientist.
On July 16th 1969 something truly amazing happened – we sent man to the moon. Astronaut Neil Armstrong took his famous ‘small step’ as 600 million, awe-inspired people watched on...
Anglo-Saxons - Alfred the Great
In 410 AD, the Saxons crossed the North Sea, naming ‘Angleland’ their home. They were fearsome warriors although their most famous leader – Alfred the Great – gained respect in other ways...
An introduction to Sikhism
Join Harkirat from The Sikh Education Service as he shows objects and discusses Sikh life in this introduction. Questions are welcomed from all and gently responded to in a personal manner.
An introduction to Christianity
Develop your pupils' thinking skills... Jacqueline & Deidre from Inspire Workshops will ask thought-provoking questions to spark conversation. Pupils will learn Christian beliefs as well as sharing their own ideas.
Famed for his adventures finding new lands by sea, Christopher Columbus was a sailing extraordinaire! Although his most famous quest to 'go East' to Asia saw him arrive in the Caribbean!
Sufiya Ahmed is the award-winning author of historical fiction. Ideal for years 5 and 6, ‘The Spy And The Suffragette’ presentation highlights the contribution of British women of colour to major historical events. KS2+
Be A Fossil Detective!
Become a palaeontologist! Meet some amazing ancient creatures (well, bits of them!) and play some games, in this prehistoric science session exploring fossil bones, teeth, shells & much more. Year 2-6
In my visits I talk about how I write and illustrate my books. Demonstrating how I create my characters beginning with simple shapes. I'll read from my books and answer your questions. EYFS-KS1
Meerkats and More!
During your session you will meet the meerkats plus a selection of other African animals and learn about how they are adapted to live in their habitats. There will be time for your questions too! EYFS+
Your pupils will find out what plants are, what they need and what they do. Most excitingly, they will see a variety of weird and wonderful specimens up close and ask an expert their questions. KS1+
My Feelings and Me
Learn about your feelings, and how you can help yourself and others to be happy and healthy. This hands-on session with brain experts uses stories and activities to help kids understand resilience & mental health. KS1+
Plastic pollution comes in many shapes and sizes but is all harmful to our planet. Discover some amazing facts, and learn how you can help to make a cleaner world for marine creatures and humans! KS1+
Jeanne is an award-winning children’s author with over 400 titles published. These include The Bog Baby, Dr Xargle, Who’s in The Loo Tadpole’s Promise and #Goldilocks (A Hashtag Cautionary Tale). EYFS-KS2
Amy Wilson is a children’s author of several books including A Girl Called Owl and Snowglobe. Her visits focus on empowering young readers to start imagining their own magical adventures. KS2+
Earth Sun and Moon
If the Sun were a beach ball, how big would the Earth be? Why does the Moon glow? Learn about the Earth, Sun and Moon, and why we have days and years, using a globe, scale models, lights and games. KS2+
Evolution and Adaptation
Did you know that birds evolved from dinosaurs? Learn about this and much more in this exciting talk on the Tree of Life and Adaptation. See fossils, animal models, and play games too. KS2+
The Digestive System
Take a whistle-stop tour through the digestive system and discover how our food goes from chew...to poo! Feel amazed (and possibly a little disgusted!) at what our bodies can do. KS2+
Known for their fierce battles and ambush when they arrived in England, the Vikings are not to be messed with. Your class will receive a call from a real Viking warrior – he’s loud, proud and ready for war!
Mary Seacole was a nurse and businesses woman. She ran the British Hotel, which she set up in Crimea, to help poorly and recovering soldiers. She was so loved and affectionately names ‘Mother Seacole’.
Bestselling author of over 65 books for children, Timothy Knapman has delighted hundreds of young readers in schools, colleges, museums and festivals across the UK and USA. EYFS-KS1
States of Matter
Solids liquids and gasses aka states of matter. From freezing to condensing, evaporating and melting, your class will have a solid(!) understanding by the end of this informative and entertaining session. KS2+
Rocks, Soils and Fossils
Rocks are everywhere and soils are below us. There's different sorts and so many wonders: granite, slate and chalk all form in different ways and places. And of course ... fossils! So simple and yet marvellous! KS2+
Listen up mortals - Zeus, ruler of the skies, awaits your call! Listen to the thunderbolt bearing God as he tells you all about his life on Mount Olympus and the exciting Greek society who live below him.
Award winning author Saviour Pirotta has written many titles, including the best-selling Orchard Book of First Greek Myths. He loves retelling myths and legends and creating historical fiction. KS1-KS2
Anna’s story is one of tragedy and hope. A double winter Paralympian, who was a promising snowboarder until being paralyzed. She is inspiring, charming and engaging and is a public speaking pro!
Lamin Deen is a double Olympian and world-record breaker who competed at both the 2014 Games in Sochi and the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang. Listen to his incredible story, you won't forget it!
Forces and Magnets
Dr Ken takes you on a voyage of discovery investigating how circus performers make use of different forces to entertain their audiences with their tricks and stunts. A show like no other! KS2+
I am a London based children’s author and theatre producer. Since self-publishing my debut book, my focus has been on promoting diverse writers and literature aimed at the next generation. KS1-KS2
Thomas Taylor is the award-winning author of the outstanding and 'pulse-quickening' novel Malamander and Gargantis, and creator of Eerie-on-Sea. In addition to writing, Thomas is illustrator. KS2+
Charlotte writes children’s non-fiction and picture books. Her books include The Skies Above My Eyes, The Street Beneath My Feet, The World Book Day Monster and What Did the Tree See? EYFS-KS2
Shona McCallin MBE
Rising British hockey star, Shona McCallin, began playing hockey at the age of six. She has since accumulated nearly 100 International caps with a career highlight winning Olympic Gold at Rio 2016.
Ancient Egypt was a civilisation unlike any other and Queen Cleopatra was an exceptional leader. This powerful lady had brains and beauty and was Ancient Egypt’s last active Pharaoh.
Elizabeth Fry - Prison Reformer
Prisons. They’re not something we tend to give much thought to. However this was not the case for Quaker reformer Elizabeth Fry who transformed the squalid conditions of prisons in the 1800s.
Fire of London - Thomas Farriner
On 6 September 1666, a fire gutted the medieval city of London. Houses went up in flames and even the King tried to help. It’s hard to believe it all began in one man’s bakery...
Richard is a multi-award winning, Romani storyteller, author and national literacy hero. He delivers sessions across the UK. He is passionate about literature to promote inclusion and social mobility. KS1-KS2