Inspire your pupils with creative activities! Enjoy an author visit
The Secret Dinosaur is a series of vibrantly illustrated chapter books for readers in KS1 and KS2. They make excellent class readers to enrich the dinosaur topic and support literacy - and they come with downloadable classroom and extension activities (click the link above).
 "Feedback from children has been superb" Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester
Encourage Reading for Pleasure
Workshops, talks and assemblies NS Blackman
An author visit from N.S Blackman will inspire your pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own drawing and storytelling. Nigel's talks and workshops are based around the activity sheets that accompany The Secret Dinosaur so they are perfect for enriching the dinosaur topic as well as promoting literacy and creativity. The visits are tailored to the age group of the children and Nigel brings exciting props including real dinosaur fossils. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel can host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. The teacher-pupil activity sheets linked to the curriculum can be used before or after a visit.. Activity sheets for use during a visit are also provided and every school also receives a beautifully illustrated Secret Dinosaur poster. For more about the series see www.dinoteks.com "Feedback from children has been superb" Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester Teachers, librarians and parents have been consistently impressed by Nigel's author visits: "His assembly and workshops were tailored perfectly to the age group. Feedback from children has been superb." Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester "The children were engaged and focused throughout and it really got their ideas flowing. My class have come in today desperate to show me the dinosaur pictures they did last night! You have certainly inspired their young minds." - Literacy coordinator, Dulwich College. Nigel Blackman is a popular children's author whose work has been short listed for awards and praised by Hodder Education, The School Librarian Journal and teachers across the UK. Recently, Nigel was invited to the Natural History Museum in London where he took part in the Museum's official farewell ceremonies to their famous diplodocus skeleton. For this fun #dippyontour event, Nigel hosted his Secret Dinosaur children's workshop in the Museum's main hall. Following an enthusiastic reception from children and parents, The Natural History Museum's now stocks his Secret Dinosaur series. Nigel's Secret Dinosaur author visits encompass reading, writing and illustration - and include lots of participation from the children. The aim of each visit is to encourage reading for pleasure. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel can host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them.
Inspire your pupils with creative activities! Enjoy an author visit
The Secret Dinosaur is a series of vibrantly illustrated chapter books for readers in KS1 and KS2. They make excellent class readers to enrich the dinosaur topic and support literacy - and they come with downloadable classroom and extension activities (click the link above).
 "Feedback from children has been superb" Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester
Encourage Reading for Pleasure
Workshops, talks and assemblies NS Blackman
An author visit from N.S Blackman will inspire your pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own drawing and storytelling. Nigel's talks and workshops are based around the activity sheets that accompany The Secret Dinosaur so they are perfect for enriching the dinosaur topic as well as promoting literacy and creativity. The visits are tailored to the age group of the children and Nigel brings exciting props including real dinosaur fossils. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel can host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. The teacher-pupil activity sheets linked to the curriculum can be used before or after a visit.. Activity sheets for use during a visit are also provided and every school also receives a beautifully illustrated Secret Dinosaur poster. For more about the series see www.dinoteks.com "Feedback from children has been superb" Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester Teachers, librarians and parents have been consistently impressed by Nigel's author visits: "His assembly and workshops were tailored perfectly to the age group. Feedback from children has been superb." Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester "The children were engaged and focused throughout and it really got their ideas flowing. My class have come in today desperate to show me the dinosaur pictures they did last night! You have certainly inspired their young minds." - Literacy coordinator, Dulwich College. Nigel Blackman is a popular children's author whose work has been short listed for awards and praised by Hodder Education, The School Librarian Journal and teachers across the UK. Recently, Nigel was invited to the Natural History Museum in London where he took part in the Museum's official farewell ceremonies to their famous diplodocus skeleton. For this fun #dippyontour event, Nigel hosted his Secret Dinosaur children's workshop in the Museum's main hall. Following an enthusiastic reception from children and parents, The Natural History Museum's now stocks his Secret Dinosaur series. Nigel's Secret Dinosaur author visits encompass reading, writing and illustration - and include lots of participation from the children. The aim of each visit is to encourage reading for pleasure. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel can host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them.
Inspire your pupils with creative activities! Enjoy an author visit
The Secret Dinosaur is a series of vibrantly illustrated chapter books for readers in KS1 and KS2. They make excellent class readers to enrich the dinosaur topic and support literacy - and they come with downloadable classroom and extension activities (click the link above).
 "Feedback from children has been superb" Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester
Encourage Reading for Pleasure
Workshops, talks and assemblies NS Blackman
An author visit from N.S Blackman will inspire your pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own drawing and storytelling. Nigel's talks and workshops are based around the activity sheets that accompany The Secret Dinosaur so they are perfect for enriching the dinosaur topic as well as promoting literacy and creativity. The visits are tailored to the age group of the children and Nigel brings exciting props including real dinosaur fossils. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel can host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. The teacher-pupil activity sheets linked to the curriculum can be used before or after a visit.. Activity sheets for use during a visit are also provided and every school also receives a beautifully illustrated Secret Dinosaur poster. For more about the series see www.dinoteks.com "Feedback from children has been superb" Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester Teachers, librarians and parents have been consistently impressed by Nigel's author visits: "His assembly and workshops were tailored perfectly to the age group. Feedback from children has been superb." Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester "The children were engaged and focused throughout and it really got their ideas flowing. My class have come in today desperate to show me the dinosaur pictures they did last night! You have certainly inspired their young minds." - Literacy coordinator, Dulwich College. Nigel Blackman is a popular children's author whose work has been short listed for awards and praised by Hodder Education, The School Librarian Journal and teachers across the UK. Recently, Nigel was invited to the Natural History Museum in London where he took part in the Museum's official farewell ceremonies to their famous diplodocus skeleton. For this fun #dippyontour event, Nigel hosted his Secret Dinosaur children's workshop in the Museum's main hall. Following an enthusiastic reception from children and parents, The Natural History Museum's now stocks his Secret Dinosaur series. Nigel's Secret Dinosaur author visits encompass reading, writing and illustration - and include lots of participation from the children. The aim of each visit is to encourage reading for pleasure. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel can host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them.
Inspire your pupils with creative activities! Enjoy an author visit
The Secret Dinosaur is a series of vibrantly illustrated chapter books for readers in KS1 and KS2. They make excellent class readers to enrich the dinosaur topic and support literacy - and they come with downloadable classroom and extension activities (click the link above).
 "Feedback from children has been superb" Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester
Encourage Reading for Pleasure
Workshops, talks and assemblies NS Blackman
An author visit from N.S Blackman will inspire your pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own drawing and storytelling. Nigel's talks and workshops are based around the activity sheets that accompany The Secret Dinosaur so they are perfect for enriching the dinosaur topic as well as promoting literacy and creativity. The visits are tailored to the age group of the children and Nigel brings exciting props including real dinosaur fossils. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel can host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. The teacher-pupil activity sheets linked to the curriculum can be used before or after a visit.. Activity sheets for use during a visit are also provided and every school also receives a beautifully illustrated Secret Dinosaur poster. For more about the series see www.dinoteks.com "Feedback from children has been superb" Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester Teachers, librarians and parents have been consistently impressed by Nigel's author visits: "His assembly and workshops were tailored perfectly to the age group. Feedback from children has been superb." Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester "The children were engaged and focused throughout and it really got their ideas flowing. My class have come in today desperate to show me the dinosaur pictures they did last night! You have certainly inspired their young minds." - Literacy coordinator, Dulwich College. Nigel Blackman is a popular children's author whose work has been short listed for awards and praised by Hodder Education, The School Librarian Journal and teachers across the UK. Recently, Nigel was invited to the Natural History Museum in London where he took part in the Museum's official farewell ceremonies to their famous diplodocus skeleton. For this fun #dippyontour event, Nigel hosted his Secret Dinosaur children's workshop in the Museum's main hall. Following an enthusiastic reception from children and parents, The Natural History Museum's now stocks his Secret Dinosaur series. Nigel's Secret Dinosaur author visits encompass reading, writing and illustration - and include lots of participation from the children. The aim of each visit is to encourage reading for pleasure. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel can host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them.
Inspire your pupils with creative activities! Enjoy an author visit
The Secret Dinosaur is a series of vibrantly illustrated chapter books for readers in KS1 and KS2. They make excellent class readers to enrich the dinosaur topic and support literacy - and they come with downloadable classroom and extension activities (click the link above).
Encourage Reading for Pleasure
Workshops, talks and assemblies NS Blackman
An author visit from N.S Blackman will inspire your pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own drawing and storytelling. Nigel's talks and workshops are based around the activity sheets that accompany The Secret Dinosaur so they are perfect for enriching the dinosaur topic as well as promoting literacy and creativity. The visits are tailored to the age group of the children and Nigel brings exciting props including real dinosaur fossils. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel can host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. The teacher-pupil activity sheets linked to the curriculum can be used before or after a visit.. Activity sheets for use during a visit are also provided and every school also receives a beautifully illustrated Secret Dinosaur poster. For more about the series see www.dinoteks.com "Feedback from children has been superb" Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester Teachers, librarians and parents have been consistently impressed by Nigel's author visits: "His assembly and workshops were tailored perfectly to the age group. Feedback from children has been superb." Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester "The children were engaged and focused throughout and it really got their ideas flowing. My class have come in today desperate to show me the dinosaur pictures they did last night! You have certainly inspired their young minds." - Literacy coordinator, Dulwich College. Nigel Blackman is a popular children's author whose work has been short listed for awards and praised by Hodder Education, The School Librarian Journal and teachers across the UK. Recently, Nigel was invited to the Natural History Museum in London where he took part in the Museum's official farewell ceremonies to their famous diplodocus skeleton. For this fun #dippyontour event, Nigel hosted his Secret Dinosaur children's workshop in the Museum's main hall. Following an enthusiastic reception from children and parents, The Natural History Museum's now stocks his Secret Dinosaur series. Nigel's Secret Dinosaur author visits encompass reading, writing and illustration - and include lots of participation from the children. The aim of each visit is to encourage reading for pleasure. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel can host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them.
Inspire your pupils with creative activities! Enjoy an author visit
Encourage Reading for Pleasure
Workshops, talks and assemblies An author visit from N.S Blackman will inspire your pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own drawing and storytelling. Nigel's talks and workshops are based around the activity sheets that accompany The Secret Dinosaur so they are perfect for enriching the dinosaur topic as well as promoting literacy and creativity. The visits are tailored to the age group of the children and Nigel brings exciting props including real dinosaur fossils. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel can host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. The teacher-pupil activity sheets linked to the curriculum can be used before or after a visit.. Activity sheets for use during a visit are also provided and every school also receives a beautifully illustrated Secret Dinosaur poster. For more about the series see www.dinoteks.com "Feedback from children has been superb" Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester Teachers, librarians and parents have been consistently impressed by Nigel's author visits: "His assembly and workshops were tailored perfectly to the age group. Feedback from children has been superb." Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester "The children were engaged and focused throughout and it really got their ideas flowing. My class have come in today desperate to show me the dinosaur pictures they did last night! You have certainly inspired their young minds." - Literacy coordinator, Dulwich College.
NS Blackman Nigel Blackman is a popular children's author whose work has been short listed for awards and praised by Hodder Education, The School Librarian Journal and teachers across the UK. Recently, Nigel was invited to the Natural History Museum in London where he took part in the Museum's official farewell ceremonies to their famous diplodocus skeleton. For this fun #dippyontour event, Nigel hosted his Secret Dinosaur children's workshop in the Museum's main hall. Following an enthusiastic reception from children and parents, The Natural History Museum's now stocks his Secret Dinosaur series. Nigel's Secret Dinosaur author visits encompass reading, writing and illustration - and include lots of participation from the children. The aim of each visit is to encourage reading for pleasure. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel can host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them.
Inspire your pupils with creative activities! Enjoy an author visit
Encourage Reading for Pleasure Workshops, talks and assemblies An author visit from N.S Blackman will inspire your pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own drawing and storytelling. Nigel's talks and workshops are based around the activity sheets that accompany The Secret Dinosaur so they are perfect for enriching the dinosaur topic as well as promoting literacy and creativity. The visits are tailored to the age group of the children and Nigel brings exciting props including real dinosaur fossils. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel can host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. The teacher-pupil activity sheets linked to the curriculum can be used before or after a visit.. Activity sheets for use during a visit are also provided and every school also receives a beautifully illustrated Secret Dinosaur poster. For more about the series see www.dinoteks.com "Feedback from children has been superb" Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester Teachers, librarians and parents have been consistently impressed by Nigel's author visits: "His assembly and workshops were tailored perfectly to the age group. Feedback from children has been superb." Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester "The children were engaged and focused throughout and it really got their ideas flowing. My class have come in today desperate to show me the dinosaur pictures they did last night! You have certainly inspired their young minds." - Literacy coordinator, Dulwich College.
NS Blackman Nigel Blackman is a popular children's author whose work has been short listed for awards and praised by Hodder Education, The School Librarian Journal and teachers across the UK. Recently, Nigel was invited to the Natural History Museum in London where he took part in the Museum's official farewell ceremonies to their famous diplodocus skeleton. For this fun #dippyontour event, Nigel hosted his Secret Dinosaur children's workshop in the Museum's main hall. Following an enthusiastic reception from children and parents, The Natural History Museum's now stocks his Secret Dinosaur series. Nigel's Secret Dinosaur author visits encompass reading, writing and illustration - and include lots of participation from the children. The aim of each visit is to encourage reading for pleasure. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel can host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them.
Inspire your pupils with creative activities! Enjoy an author visit
Encourage Reading for Pleasure Workshops, talks and assemblies An author visit from N.S Blackman will inspire your pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own drawing and storytelling. Nigel's talks and workshops are based around the activity sheets that accompany The Secret Dinosaur so they are perfect for enriching the dinosaur topic as well as promoting literacy and creativity. The visits are tailored to the age group of the children and Nigel brings exciting props including real dinosaur fossils. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel can host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. The teacher-pupil activity sheets linked to the curriculum can be used before or after a visit.. Activity sheets for use during a visit are also provided and every school also receives a beautifully illustrated Secret Dinosaur poster. For more about the series see www.dinoteks.com "Feedback from children has been superb" Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester Teachers, librarians and parents have been consistently impressed by Nigel's author visits: "His assembly and workshops were tailored perfectly to the age group. Feedback from children has been superb." Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester "The children were engaged and focused throughout and it really got their ideas flowing. My class have come in today desperate to show me the dinosaur pictures they did last night! You have certainly inspired their young minds." - Literacy coordinator, Dulwich College.
NS Blackman Nigel Blackman is a popular children's author whose work has been short listed for awards and praised by Hodder Education, The School Librarian Journal and teachers across the UK. Recently, Nigel was invited to the Natural History Museum in London where he took part in the Museum's official farewell ceremonies to their famous diplodocus skeleton. For this fun #dippyontour event, Nigel hosted his Secret Dinosaur children's workshop in the Museum's main hall. Following an enthusiastic reception from children and parents, The Natural History Museum's now stocks his Secret Dinosaur series. Nigel's Secret Dinosaur author visits encompass reading, writing and illustration - and include lots of participation from the children. The aim of each visit is to encourage reading for pleasure. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel can host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them.
Inspire your pupils with creative activities! Enjoy an author visit
Encourage Reading for Pleasure Workshops, talks and assemblies An author visit from N.S Blackman will inspire your pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own drawing and storytelling. Nigel's talks and workshops are based around the activity sheets that accompany The Secret Dinosaur so they are perfect for enriching the dinosaur topic as well as promoting literacy and creativity. The visits are tailored to the age group of the children and Nigel brings exciting props including real dinosaur fossils. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel can host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. The teacher-pupil activity sheets linked to the curriculum can be used before or after a visit.. Activity sheets for use during a visit are also provided and every school also receives a beautifully illustrated Secret Dinosaur poster. For more about the series see www.dinoteks.com "Feedback from children has been superb" Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester Teachers, librarians and parents have been consistently impressed by Nigel's author visits: "His assembly and workshops were tailored perfectly to the age group. Feedback from children has been superb." Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester "The children were engaged and focused throughout and it really got their ideas flowing. My class have come in today desperate to show me the dinosaur pictures they did last night! You have certainly inspired their young minds." - Literacy coordinator, Dulwich College.
NS Blackman Nigel Blackman is a popular children's author whose work has been short listed for awards and praised by Hodder Education, The School Librarian Journal and teachers across the UK. Recently, Nigel was invited to the Natural History Museum in London where he took part in the Museum's official farewell ceremonies to their famous diplodocus skeleton. For this fun #dippyontour event, Nigel hosted his Secret Dinosaur children's workshop in the Museum's main hall. Following an enthusiastic reception from children and parents, The Natural History Museum's now stocks his Secret Dinosaur series. Nigel's Secret Dinosaur author visits encompass reading, writing and illustration - and include lots of participation from the children. The aim of each visit is to encourage reading for pleasure. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel can host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them.
Inspire your pupils with creative activities! Enjoy an author visit
Encourage Reading for Pleasure Workshops, talks and assemblies
An author visit from N.S Blackman will inspire your pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own drawing and storytelling. Nigel's talks and workshops are based around the activity sheets that accompany The Secret Dinosaur so they are perfect for enriching the dinosaur topic as well as promoting literacy and creativity. The visits are tailored to the age group of the children and Nigel brings exciting props including real dinosaur fossils. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel can host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. The teacher-pupil activity sheets linked to the curriculum can be used before or after a visit.. Activity sheets for use during a visit are also provided and every school also receives a beautifully illustrated Secret Dinosaur poster. For more about the series see www.dinoteks.com "Feedback from children has been superb" Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester Teachers, librarians and parents have been consistently impressed by Nigel's author visits: "His assembly and workshops were tailored perfectly to the age group. Feedback from children has been superb." Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester "The children were engaged and focused throughout and it really got their ideas flowing. My class have come in today desperate to show me the dinosaur pictures they did last night! You have certainly inspired their young minds." - Literacy coordinator, Dulwich College.
NS Blackman Nigel Blackman is a popular children's author whose work has been short listed for awards and praised by Hodder Education, The School Librarian Journal and teachers across the UK. Recently, Nigel was invited to the Natural History Museum in London where he took part in the Museum's official farewell ceremonies to their famous diplodocus skeleton. For this fun #dippyontour event, Nigel hosted his Secret Dinosaur children's workshop in the Museum's main hall. Following an enthusiastic reception from children and parents, The Natural History Museum's now stocks his Secret Dinosaur series. Nigel's Secret Dinosaur author visits encompass reading, writing and illustration - and include lots of participation from the children. The aim of each visit is to encourage reading for pleasure. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel can host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them.
Inspire your pupils with creative activities! Enjoy an author visit An author visit from N.S Blackman will inspire your pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own drawing and storytelling. Nigel's talks and workshops are based around the activity sheets that accompany The Secret Dinosaur so they are perfect for enriching the dinosaur topic as well as promoting literacy and creativity. The visits are tailored to the age group of the children and Nigel brings exciting props including real dinosaur fossils. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel can host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. The teacher-pupil activity sheets linked to the curriculum can be used before or after a visit.. Activity sheets for use during a visit are also provided and every school also receives a beautifully illustrated Secret Dinosaur poster. For more about the series see www.dinoteks.com "Feedback from children has been superb" Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester Teachers, librarians and parents have been consistently impressed by Nigel's author visits: "His assembly and workshops were tailored perfectly to the age group. Feedback from children has been superb." Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester "The children were engaged and focused throughout and it really got their ideas flowing. My class have come in today desperate to show me the dinosaur pictures they did last night! You have certainly inspired their young minds." - Literacy coordinator, Dulwich College.
NS Blackman Nigel Blackman is a popular children's author whose work has been short listed for awards and praised by Hodder Education, The School Librarian Journal and teachers across the UK. Recently, Nigel was invited to the Natural History Museum in London where he took part in the Museum's official farewell ceremonies to their famous diplodocus skeleton. For this fun #dippyontour event, Nigel hosted his Secret Dinosaur children's workshop in the Museum's main hall. Following an enthusiastic reception from children and parents, The Natural History Museum's now stocks his Secret Dinosaur series. Nigel's Secret Dinosaur author visits encompass reading, writing and illustration - and include lots of participation from the children. The aim of each visit is to encourage reading for pleasure. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel can host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them.