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Sensory Stories Summer Roadshow with Julie McNeill

You can register to host an event with Julie McNeill in your school/setting until 12 June 2024.

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Julie has designed a suite of poetry workshops for neurodivergent children and young people in partnership with the Scottish Poetry Library. She places emphasis on encouraging creativity and imagination and having fun when finding poems. 

Her patchwork poetry workshops draw inspiration from her own film poem 'We Are Scottish Football' and participants contribute a word each to make a collaborative or group poems. 

She also enjoys writing from memories of people and place. 

When: Thursday 18 July 2024

Who: Settings operating over the summer holidays, including holiday clubs, residential units, special schools, community groups, nurseries, and other groups supporting children with additional support needs.

Where: Your school/setting (in any Scottish local authority)

Cost: Free

Audience: Children and young people (under 18) with additional support needs and disabilities

Audience size: Small groups (max. 15)

Deadline: Wednesday 12 June 2024 at 5pm

Application outcome: This is an open application process and a selection panel will review your application. You will be notified of the outcome of your application on 17 June.

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What is the Sensory Stories Summer Roadshow?

The Sharing Sensory Stories Summer Road Show is part of Sensory Storytelling, our three-year programme which brings the magic of author visits and the many benefits of books and sensory storytelling to children and young people in Scotland.

These events have been designed for children with additional support needs in mind and can be easily tailored to meet the requirements of the children in your setting. 

Our Scottish Book Trust team are also on hand to support you with the events and are happy to provide advice, guidance, or discuss any requirements in advance of the event, to ensure your children and young people get the most out of the experience. If you have any questions, please contact Sharing Sensory Stories Project Manager Signe Rudoviča at [email protected](this link will open in a new window).