"Laura was a fantastic part of our Valentine’s Day event here at 
the Royal Institution. The combination of her extensive subject 
knowledge and presentation style led to our audience learning 
and laughing more than they had anticipated." 
     Lisa Derry, the Royal Institution

"For World Book Day this year, we invited Laura to run a number 
of virtual sessions with our children, at Lanercost C of E 
Primary School, throughout the day. Each session was tailored 
towards the age of the children and activities were carefully 
selected. The sessions were brilliant- engaging, energetic and 
exciting! The children crafted poems, listened to poetry and 
stories and took an active role in the editing process! We would 
love to work with Laura again in the future both virtually or in 
     Sian Kellock, Lanercost C of E Primary School 

"Laura’s workshop was engaging, entertaining and enlightening. 
My diverse group of students, tasked with writing a 10,000 word 
dissertation, ranged in age from 15-18, with nationalities from 
all over the world; however, Laura was able to relate easily to 
each of them through her wit and wisdom. She offered clear, 
concise strategies to help them identify their passions, define 
their purpose and design a research approach that suited their 
needs and environment. She also raised thought-provoking 
questions and concerns regarding ethics in the research process. 
Her charisma and comedy won them over from the second she 
walked in the room, but, her insight, experience and practical 
advice resonated with them throughout the rest of the year." 
     Lisa Woodcock, QSI International School of Chengdu, China

"Laura worked with pupils across Years 3 to 6. She was fun, 
engaging and thought-provoking, always taking care to include 
every student. Without a doubt, this was one of the best author 
events that I’ve experienced – the pupils still talk about it 
two years on!" 
     Bonnie Newton, Bristol Grammar School

“The things we enjoyed most about the workshop include the 
unique poetry exercises, listening to Laura’s fantastic poetry, 
her humour and original way she used to teach poetry. Firstly, 
we listened to her poems and she told us about herself, which 
all of us really enjoyed since she was such a nice and funny 
person. We mind mapped different rhyming words which was 
funny because Laura said that they didn’t have to be real words! 
After, we wrote our own engaging poems in groups and performed 
them which was great, as we got to hear other groups’ ideas.” 
     Year 5 students, Moulsham Junior School

“Laura ran a wonderful poetry workshop with 30 of our Year 9 
students. Her lively presentation really engaged the children 
and they all participated enthusiastically in the writing tasks 
she set them. The way she took the students on a writing journey 
from a pile of random words to a complete co-created poem 
in 90 minutes was fantastic to watch. The students loved 
the experience and learnt a great deal, not only about how to
write poetry, but also why writing poetry is so necessary.”
     James Lofthouse, Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School

“I really enjoyed making the poem together”
“I laughed a lot, she was really funny”
“When do we get to go again!”
     Year 5 students, Rouge Bouillon School, Jersey