Tom McLaughlin is a multi-award nominated dyslexic author/illustrator specialising in KS1/2. He writes for Bloomsbury, Puffin, Oxford University Press and Walker Books and has been published all over the world.
Hello! I've written and illustrated picture 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.
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!”
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.
The Circulatory System
In this session on blood, the heart and the circulatory system, pupils will discover the different components of the blood and its functions, how it is transported around the body and take a close up look at a heart!
Evolution with 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.
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 named ‘Mother Seacole’.
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.
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?
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.
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!
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!
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.
Super Sonic Sideshow
Sound is a crucial part of how we sense and experience the world around us – but what is it? Deep in the top secret Wonderstruck workshop we explore the mysteries of sound and vibration.
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 Spaghetti with the Yeti.
Hello! I’m Claire Freedman and I write captivating 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.
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.
Queen Victoria led Britain through a period of industrial revolution and social change. Engage your pupils with a visit from England's most memorable monarch and bring your Victorians topic alive!
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!
Jeanne Willis is an award-winning children’s author with over 400 titles published world-wide. These include The Bog Baby, Dr Xargle, Who’s in The Loo and Tadpole’s Promise. Meet Jeanne and the famous, Bog Baby!
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.
Evolution with Tony
Did you know that birds evolved from dinosaurs? Learn how we know that in this exciting talk on the Tree of Life and Adaptation. With fossils, realistic animal models, and educational games.
The Digestive System
Take a whistle-stop tour through the digestive system and discover how our food goes from chew...to poo! Your class will be left feeling amazed (and possibly a little disgusted!) at what our bodies can do.
Your Carbon Footprint
Using simple demonstrations, Dr Helen - a palaeoclimatologist - explains the complex subject of climate change, helping pupils to come up with ideas on how to reduce their carbon footprints.
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!
Be a Palaeontologist!
Learn how to be a fossil detective, meet some amazing ancient creatures (well, bits of them!), and play a game or two, in this prehistoric science session exploring fossil bones, teeth, shells & much more.
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.
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!
Listen up mortals - Zeus, awaits your call! Listen to the thunderbolt bearing God as he tells you all about his life with the 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.
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!
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.
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.
Forces and Energy
Pay an explosive virtual visit to the Wonderstruck workshop and their expert scientists. You will explore different types of energy and how we use them to do useful work. Get ready for an incredible show!
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.
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 400 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...
Author of the Jamie Johnson Series, which has been adapted for TV by the BBC and the award-winning thriller Unstoppable. Dan is best known for engaging all readers – particularly the most reluctant.
£150 (books included)
Hi! I’m an author and editor of dozens of books for children, including activity, pre-school, non-fiction and picture books. My picture books cover themes of mindfulness, emotions, dreams and sleep.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Explorers - Ernest Shackleton
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?
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.
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.
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. 8+
Yona Knight Wisdom OLY
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 of discovery 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.
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.
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!
Adam writes children’s fiction, novels and picture books. His books include One Banana, Two Bananas, Muffins for Mummies for young children and the Bella Balistica Series for older readers.
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.
Prisons - Elizabeth Fry
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...
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.