Paul is a children's author who specialises in school and library visits.
He is also a children's ambassador for Asthma UK
(Paul Has Disclosure Scotland Clearance, renewed July 2017 and is eligible for Live Literature Funding )
"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.
"Having attended a session with Sam, I can vouch for how enthralled the children were throughout. He really fired their imagination and the exercises he conducted were both educational and, more importantly, fun! And for us a charity, the message that having asthma need not be a barrier to living a full, healthy and adventurous lifestyle is one we are keen to promote at every opportunity." Gordon Brown, Public Affairs and Communications Manager, Asthma UK Scotland.
'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.
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.