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I worked for 15 years as a radio reporter and producer for the BBC working in arts, education and features.
As a freelance CBeebies scriptwriter I worked on Molly & Mack, Nina & the Neurons and Balamory. I have also written drama and stories for BBC school radio.
I ran the L.A.B, BBC Scotland’s Education outreach programme, for 11 years teaching young people and adult groups how to make films, create audio podcasts, and do stop frame animation.
I currently produce JoJo Gnome’s Story Podcast for early years.
In workshops I help bring children’s writing alive through teaching video and audio podcast skills. This can be factual or using creative writing. (P5- Secondary). Workshops topics are varied, working with the group’s ideas.
For early years (nursery – P2), using the character JoJo Gnome, I run story workshops encouraging younger children to create their own stories. The topics for these workshops are currently based around STEM subjects.
I have taken part in library events and book festivals with JoJo Gnome’s Story Workshop (Boswell, Wee Write, Skye Book Festivals).
I have a real interest in children’s books and have hosted book events for Wee Write Children’s Book Festival and Stream My Story.
Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian
Events can deliver
Reading; Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Chairing events
Audience can work with
Adult learners; Care-experienced people; Carers; Intergenerational learning; Outdoor learning; Reluctant readers; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts); Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)
Topics of work
Animals; Coasts, seas & oceans; Comedy, humour & funny books; Event production; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; First experiences for younger readers; Friendship; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Nature; Picture books; Rhyming books for younger readers