Paul is a children's author with STRIDENT PUBLISHING who specialises
in school and library visits.
He is also a children's ambassador for Asthma UK
"Parents have been SO positive about your visit and have let me know just how motivating and exciting the children found the experience. It was great to have them coming into school throughout the week and to hear such enthusiasm." - Head - Gartocharn Primary School.
'You certainly engaged the pupils and involved them in a positive and creative way. I hope this was the first of many visits with our festival.' - Hester Beattie-Curricular Support and Development (Aberdeen Storytelling Festival)
'The Scottish Parliament congratulates Scottish author Paul Murdoch on his excellent work with children and young people across Scotland in delivering creative writing workshops and in supporting Asthma UK Scotland’s Alert to Asthma scheme, which helps schools ensure pupils with asthma live a healthy and active life.' - THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT(S3M-6414 )'
Audiences: P1 to S2 (4 - 14 years)
The Author Sessions: Paul performs workshops or assembly-type, interactive presentations. Either with 20 -40 children in a classroom or 100-500 children in a hall, he explores their own creativity and ability to form stories using pictures, games and exercises. He also performs key-note speeches at prizegivings and often works on specific projects. Click here for more details on teacher CPD, song-writing workshops or life-skills workshops.
Paul currently has five interactive writing workshops/presentations. The first three workshops are designed as a set - they lead into each other. They result in the class/group producing a fable, using their own characters , dialogue and settings.