M. G. Leonard is available for SCHOOL VISITS

Inspire pupils with...

(Suitable for Years 3 - 8, ages 7 - 12)

M. G. Leonard offers a slide show based event, lasting one hour (including Q&A), suitable for assemblies or large groups, introducing students to the story of Beetle Boy, and the wonderful world of beetles.

She will be brightly dressed, full of energy, an infectious enthusiasm for beetles, and come laden with cool scientific facts, taxidermy beetles and props.

These events usually include book signings, and the opportunity for pupils to purchase a copy of Beetle Boy and meet the author after the event.

(No Maximum group size. If you have a large hall and wish to invite other schools, please do.)

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(Suitable for Years 5 - 11, ages 9 - 18)

M. G. Leonard offers a creative writing workshop (or series of workshops) devised to enable participants to discover the power of storytelling, cultivate research skills, challenge their own views, develop empathy, consider the impact of a story on the reader, and encourage all students to express themselves with words.

Workshops are active, using theatre games and a variety of methods to develop a story, with focused quiet periods of writing.

A series of workshops might include a session on story structure, developing character and a session on editing. 

A series of workshops would always be devised in consultation with the teacher.
(Maximum group class size)



Please contact Sam to enquire about school events with M. G. Leonard
+44 (0)7974 392 246



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...as well as learning about creative writing, the children were treated to an imaginative science lesson.
— Just Imagine, school events, Essex
What a lively, inspiring and interesting presentation! Our pupils (Years 3 – 6) were completely engaged throughout; many of them bought ‘Beetle Boy’ and are thoroughly enjoying reading it. The morning was also very much enjoyed by the staff, who felt that we will be hearing a lot more about M. G. Leonard in years to come.
— Barbara House, Chafyn Grove School Salisbury
The events were amazing and the children were fascinated by the talk and especially the images of the beetles. Maya was a great speaker and I would have no hesitation in recommending both the book and the author to other schools.
— Margaret Pemberton, Bristol Libraries