Mike spent a wonderful day with us in school. The children were really excited to have an author working with them throughout the day. The assembly was the perfect start; the children were able to meet the characters from The Nana Troll stories and discover how the books were illustrated.
There were plenty of opportunities for the children and adults to ask Mike questions about his books and what it’s like to be an author.
Being able to purchase signed copies of The Nana Troll was the highlight for many of the children, and they are all eager to enter the creative writing and art competitions to design a new character.
A brilliant day - Thank you Mike
Judy Ramsell, Deputy Head Teacher
Woodcote Primary School, Leicestershire
Thank you for visiting our school again. We really enjoyed your interesting stories from Anglo Saxons times full of humour and personal anecdotes.
I would also like to sincerely thank you for responding to Anneka and sending her your beautiful books. She was quite overwhelmed and started reading them straight away. At the moment she is in the middle of composing a letter back to you.
It is clear that your style and enthusiasm for the subject has had a significant effect on all of our children’s writing as we hope you can see if you might be kind enough to take time to read their stories.
Children think that your website is exciting and lively and they hope that perhaps their work might be included so that their parents and friends can appreciate the influence you have had and subsequently enjoy the final stories.
I enclose three stories from my class and we would really appreciate your feedback.
With very kind regards
Mrs A Piszczek, literacy coordinator, Warwick academy primary
Thank you Mike for a full day sharing your stories with the children. The children enjoyed using their imaginations to enter your competition and the winner was very pleased with her goody bag of Nana Troll gifts. Thank you again for visiting our school.
Newton Solney Primary, Derbyshire
Just to say a massive thank you for yesterday, both children and adults really enjoyed it. What a lovely day had by all. What and a wonderful experience for children to have a real author in their school.
Hope to see you again in the near future.
Grange Community School, Burton on Trent
Just wanted to email to say thank you so much for last week. We’ve had staff thanking us from all across school, especially F1, as the children were so inspired.
We would love to take part in the reading incentive you spoke to me about when you were leaving. Reading is a huge issue in our school and we are currently doing a lot of work to raise the profile of it. Anything you could do to help would be greatly appreciated!
P.S. Mike's visit to our school was fantastic – the children loved having him around and were so enthused by him being in school. Lots of children were inspired and even took work home to finish that they completed during his workshops. It was accessible for all children, including nursery.
Jeffries Primary School, Nottinghamshire
Having Mike carry out a whole school assembly and working with each class has boosted the children's interest in reading and writing. The class sessions captivate the children's full attention and gets them fired up to create their own pieces of literature. Many of them even went home and used the characters that they created in their own stories. Thank you Mike for an inspiring day!
Saint Mary's primary school, Northamptonshire
Just a quick email to say thank you so much for coming to visit our school today. The children really enjoyed your visit and your enthusiasm was infectious! Reading through your brilliant books and the fantastic illustrations really made an impression on our children.The competition was a fantastic idea and the children produced some super characters with great descriptions.
Bradley C of E Primary School, Derbyshire
The children at Paulerspury School had a fabulous day when author Mike Molloy came to visit. KS2 in particular relished the opportunity to ask questions about what it was like to be an author, how to get motivated to write and how reading inspires writing. Mike answered all these questions thoroughly and sent the children away with some great messages about creativity, working hard, persevering and taking risks. He was inspiring to listen to and interacted really well with the children.
We now have lots of budding authors and illustrators. Thank you for a great day, Mike.
Paulerspury school, Northampton
Mike started our session by answering questions. Both children and teachers were engaged with the honest answers that also encouraged the children. Mike then discussed how the children could improve their own writing and where he got his ideas from. This really helped the children with their descriptions of their own characters for Mike's next book.