Storytelling Sessions and Poetry Workshops.
I am available to visit any schools/settings to help encourage children to have fun with reading and writing. If you would like more information or to book a date for storytelling or poetry workshops, please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also check out www.poemsandpictures.co.uk/competition
Mrs H. Mee. Ipswich School
Northfield Primary School, Wakefield
Thank you so much Christina. We loved having you in our school for World Book Day. You were absolutely fabulous with the children and I know they all thoroughly enjoyed it. Your stories about Felicity Fly and her friends were fantastic and we were all very entertained with the fantastic accents you added to the characters as you read them. Your passion and enthusiasm as an author is inspirational, and many of the children in Year 6 have been writing poems and stories of their own. We hope to share some of them with you.
Rachael Gundill - Northfield Primary School, Wakefield
Sacred Heart Primary School, Leeds
I wanted to say thank you for the day that you spent with us in Year 3, the children really enjoyed the day. Your enthusiasm and use of accents really inspired their writing and illustrations, and the work they produced was of a high standard as a result.
Mary Togher - Sacred Heart Primary School, Leeds
Bankside Primary School, Leeds
Thank you so much Christina for an absolutely amazing two days. The children loved your stories about Felicity Fly and were mesmerised by your different accents. They were enthralled with the stories and some wished that you could have stayed with them longer. A very busy afternoon with year 6 produced some fantastic starts to budding poets. Thank you once again for visiting.
Sam Coolican - Bankside Primary School, Leeds.
Wakefield Girls School
Thank you very much for visiting school yesterday to help us celebrate National Poetry Day. The poetry workshops were very successful as you inspired Year 5 to write some very good rhyming poetry and the girls were extremely proud to share their work with you. Year 3 had fun listening to your Felicity Fly stories and liked your voices that brought the characters alive. They loved participating in the stories too.
The Y6 and Y7 girls whose poetry is featured in your book An Invitation that Captured the Primary School Nation were very excited to meet you and you gave them encouragement to continue to write.
Angela Wimbush - Deputy Head, Wakefield Girls School
Hessle Mount School, Hull
Thank you so much Christina for a thoroughly entertaining afternoon.The children here at Hessle Mount loved your stories about Felicity Fly and her friends; having the stories read aloud with her amazing accents had the children enthralled. We enjoyed hearing about how your ideas to write materialised and learnt about your determination and dedication to getting your ideas published. The children have been inspired to put pencil to paper and are presently writing their own poems about friendship and teamwork.
Sarah Cutting - Hessle Mount School , Hull
Pennthorpe School, West Sussex
We had the pleasure of welcoming Christina Gabbitas, author of the Felicity Fly series and coordinator of the national Eight Line Rhyme competition, to our school.
Christina spent the afternoon in the lower school and her story telling transported the children into the wonderful world of Felicity Fly and her friends. The children were enchanted by the fantastic accents Christina adopted for each of her characters and all were inspired and enthused.
Christina also took the opportunity to present Rosie Kerven with her trophy for winning the Eight Line Rhyme competition.
Silcoates Primary, Wakefield
The highlight of the day was taking part in a workshop led by the visiting author Christina Gabbitas. The children were transported into the wonderful world of Felicity Fly and her friends, as we were privileged to listen to Christina read her stories. All of the children went to great lengths (along with the staff!) to dress suitably for the occasion and an army of colourful bugs could be seen around school!
Louise Leach - Silcoates Primary
Monk Fryston Primary School
The children had a fantastic morning listening to Christina's Felicity Fly stories. They were enchanted by the fantastic accents that Christina adopted for each of the characters and they thoroughly enjoyed learning the Felicity Fly song. The children have been inspired by Christina's visit with many of them now wanting to become authors themselves! Thanks again for the visit.
Laura Otter - Monk Fryston Primary School
Endsleigh Primary School
Jane Butifant, Assistant Head, Endsleigh Primary School