"Margaret Bateson-Hill is an inspiration for children, staff and parents! Her extraordinary storytelling is a combination of magical transportation and practical organisation. No other storyteller understands the needs of everyone so accutely.
She operates on three levels at least! First she weaves a web of stories filled with stimulating images and vocabulary that the children love to explore and use.Then she inspires teachers because she is someone who understands the needs and demands of the classroom providing cross curricula ideas to support the development of her books through topics.
Thirdly parents love the challenge that her books offer. 'I feel my son is receiving work that is right for him because it challenges him in different ways and we can work together on this author's books' Year 3 parent."
Head Teacher- Battersea, South London
You let everyone join in! You read a bit of the story 'Dragon Racer' and then made us make up the next bit...that activity really showed myself what I can do!
Beth-Alice Year 6
You made it so magical no one could take their eyes off you!
Sybilla year 6
You have made me look at stories in a different way
Alexandra year 6
I loved it when you brought 'Dragon Racer ' to life because you made me feel I was in the story.
Aishuyara year 6
You read the stories as if they were true
Abigail year 3
You inspired me to become a writer when I am older
Esme year 4
I charge £350 per day plus my travel – from Brixton, South London
I am very happy to do all-school assemblies in a primary school setting - usually an interactive folk tale to get the day off to a flying start.
I will devise a specific workshop for a school but the workshops mentioned below give a flavour of what I can offer.
Sessions are 40-60 minutes long (or as long as you’ll give me.)
Nursery / Reception
I am very happy to work with your nursery and foundation classes using either Five Little Ducks went out one day or This Little Piggy , both interactive, lift the flap, extended retellings of the popular rhymes.
•I offer follow up craft and story activities
•I also tell interactive traditional tales from around the world.
•With follow up creative writing and/ or craft based on the Folk Tale series
Workshop based on the Dragon Racer series including an author talk and setting up a piece of creative writing.
•Discover your own secret self!
•Ever wanted to fly a racing dragon? Create your own dragon and tell the tale of the day you met.
These books are currently out of print. I still have a few copies for sale and am happy to come and run workshops.
Shota and the Star Quilt USA /Lakota
Craft: Paper Collage star quilt
Writing: Fallen from a Star
Craft: making a picture frame
Writing: The Magic Mirror
'wonderfully charismatic and inspiring'
You really convinced us that if you take a closer look at things there just might be a dragon on your shoulder.
Holly year 6