“Charlotte conducted a Q and A session with P5/6 of King's Park Primary School, Dalkeith, Scotland. The session was fantastic and inspiring. A selection of questions were presented to Charlotte, who answered fully and personally. Some of the class have a dream to become writers and illustrators, and Charlotte encouraged this by her motivation, advice and personal experiences. She even went above and beyond by saying she would happily look over the written pieces that some class members had taken the time to work on.

Charlotte would be an asset to any learning and teaching experience with her lovely nature and love for what she does. The class are still talking about the session days later! Thank you, Charlotte, for continuing to inspire young minds."

Deanne Turner—Teacher, King's Park Primary School, Dalkeith, Scotland

"This was a great session because it helped me with writing and has really inspired me to become an author when I am older."


"It was a fun session because you could write anything! The lesson let my imagination fly away."


"What a wonderful experience to meet with a published author! The children were inspired with lots of ideas and couldn't wait to finish their creative piece of story writing. Thank you!"

Trish Evans—Coalway Junior School, Forest of Dean

"I loved the fact that we had someone from our area come in and read us her amazing book and the fact that we got to write freely what was going to happen next was an amazing opportunity. So I thank her ever so much."


"It was very good because we got a sneak peek at her new book called The Twins and the Tokoloshe."


"It was such a fun time getting to see an author from the area, knowing that one day some of us could be as talented as her."


“The pupils at St Paul’s were delighted to meet a published children’s author, and they were full of questions, which Charlotte delighted in answering. Charlotte’s workshops were beautifully prepared and designed to strike a chord with the year groups she visited. Children were mesmerised by the stories and characters and engaged brilliantly with the activities they were invited to do because they could relate to them so well. The sessions explored social and emotional issues in depth and with sensitivity. Children and teachers alike were captivated by the presentations.”

Ruth D’Avanzo—Literacy Subject Leader, St Paul’s CE Primary School, Hereford

"We were extremely lucky to have Charlotte and her team, Toadstool Tales, visit us last week to deliver an assembly that was followed up with workshops for EYFS, KS1 and KS2. EYFS and KS1 were read the story Time for Bed, Sleepyhead! and KS2 enjoyed the chapter from Broken Twigs: Farewell to Faerie Forest, 'Danger Lurking in the Dark'. Charlotte not only made the sessions very engaging for the pupils, but she very carefully linked national curriculum objectives to both sessions. The children were engrossed in the stories and created some wonderful work in the follow-up activities. It was extremely valuable for the children to listen to, ask questions and engage with a local author; they were inspired. Many children purchased one of Charlotte's books and have already expressed their enjoyment in reading them.
It was a pleasure to have Charlotte in school, and we are looking forward to planning in sessions for the next academic year. Thank you, Charlotte and Toadstool Tales."

Gemma Screen—English Lead and EYFS Teacher, Yorkley Primary School

"Charlotte and Felicity joined us for our World Book Day celebrations this year, helping to make the day truly memorable.  Charlotte began by sharing her personal journey from a primary school teacher to author.  This inspired children and sparked lots of discussion about resilience and perseverance.  All of the children, from our toddlers in nursery through to Year 6, had a wonderful day engaging in workshops with Charlotte and Felicity.  Their visit to Walford has inspired everyone and helped raise the profile of reading.  Thank you for an unforgettable day!"

Hayley NichollsEnglish Subject Lead, Walford Nursery and Primary School

"Toadstool Tales' visit during World Book Day week was a fantastic way to inspire children from EYFS, KS1 and KS2 with reading. Charlotte and Fliss adapted sessions to suit the needs of the children based on prior discussions and were able to personalise workshops to suit. Charlotte read a brand new, unpublished book to the EYFS and KS1 children and created an engaging task to follow on after. The KS2 children also had a sneak preview of a new book in the Twigs series and thoroughly engaged with the drama activity. The children clearly came away inspired and engaged during the sessions with answering and asking questions. It was brilliant that children were able to purchase books after school too! Thoroughly recommend having Toadstool Tales to facilitate a workshop! Thank you!" 

Steph GibbsReading  Lead and LKS2 Teacher, Steam Mills Primary School

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