Ele Fountain Workshop

The Children’s Bookshow allocates four free workshops for schools who attend a related theatre performance.

Ele Fountain is extremely experienced at working with children in schools. This creative writing workshop will be fun and interactive and will be a great opportunity for children to practise their own story-writing skills with a real author in their classroom.

Suitable for:
Years 5 and 6

Year 6 children were ecstatic to welcome Ele Fountain to their classroom and have her share her writing process. Not only do they love Ele's books, but they are buzzing about the stories they created in her workshop.

Teacher, Brecknock Primary school, London

What you need to know

Length of workshop:
Approx. 1 hour
Location of workshop:
We will come to your school
Number of children:
Workshops are for a class of 30 children
Suitable for:
Years 5 and 6

Please note, a teacher must be present throughout the workshop

Materials needed

  • Flipchart or whiteboard
  • Pens and paper for the children
  • Powerpoint presentation which will be sent to you, ready on the whiteboard

Book a related theatre performance to be eligible for one of four free workshops

This workshop is allocated to a school attending a specific theatre performance with 30 or more children; visit the performance page to find out more and book:

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About Ele Fountain

Photo of Ele Fountain

Ele Fountain is an award-winning writer of contemporary fiction with recurring themes of family, identity and hope. Her books have sold to 12 countries worldwide and been nominated for more than 30 awards. Before writing, Ele worked as an editor in children’s publishing where she was responsible for launching and nurturing the careers of many prize-winning and bestselling authors. She speaks regularly at schools and literary festivals. Ele lives in Hampshire with her husband, daughters, lots of spiders and a stripy ginger cat that thinks he is a tiger.

More about Ele Fountain

Previous workshops with Ele Fountain

On the day

  • Please inform your school receptionist that our artist will be arriving so they can be welcomed warmly.
  • A teacher must be present throughout the workshop.
  • Make sure that all the materials that our artist has requested are ready and available.
  • Please let us know if any of the children have particular requirements, and ensure that their normal carer is present.
  • The offer of a cup of tea is often greatly appreciated!

Have any questions? Get in touch

Liz Neville

Your contact for this performance is Liz Neville, she will be happy to answer any queries you have:

07866 311486