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Jo Hall

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Contact: jojognome@gmail.com
Local authority: Stirling
Languages: English
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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.

(Photo credit: Martin Shields Photography)

Local authorities can visit

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

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

3-5; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500