Reading and Writing Workshop Testimonials for ‘Please Sir, The Gremlin Ate My Homework!’ KS2:

Karen recently came into our school and delivered a range of workshops around her book ‘Please Sir, The Gremlin Ate My Homework.’ These workshops were fantastic. The children really enjoyed them and were really engaged with the lessons Karen had planned. The sessions were inspiring and the children were challenged by the wonderful tasks that accompanied the workshops. Thank you so much.

Louise Richardson
English Lead, Riverside Primary School and Nursery


The author worked with our KS2 children with her book ‘Please Sir, the Gremlin Ate My Homework’. The workshops inspired some amazing, thoughtful writing.

David Rye
Head Teacher at West Malling CEP School, Kent


The children remained engaged throughout the workshop due to Karen’s great inspiration and interaction. Following the workshop, the children kept talking about wanting to read ‘Please Sir, The Gremlin Ate My Homework!’ What was really great was how our reluctant readers also wanted to read Karen’s book.

Mrs Astirbadi: Year 6 Teacher at Featherby Junior School, Gillingham


The author recently came into our school to work with our KS2 classes.  The workshops that she selected to carry out with the children were wonderfully matched to the children’s differing levels of maturity.  The classes were inspired by her writing and became fully engaged with the deeper thinking she encouraged them to do in line with some of the central themes of her fabulous book, Please Sir, The Gremlin Ate My Homework!

Hayley Redmond: English Subject Lead, Reading Recovery Trained Teacher, BRP Trainer and School Co-ordinator, Wickhambreaux CEP School, Canterbury


Year 5 students really enjoyed meeting a real-life author. They found the workshop activities engaging and were intrigued to hear more extracts from the book. Many couldn’t wait to receive their own copy and start reading for themselves!

Year 5 team at Cedars Children’s Academy, Strood


The children had lots of fun listening to story extracts and making Gremlin lollipops at our story time evening!

Lois, creche leader at David Lloyd Kids Club, Dartford


A fantastic workshop for Years 3 & 4. The children were all engaged and thoroughly enjoyed it. They can’t wait to start reading the book!

Mrs Cockerell: Class Teacher


KD Greaves was absolutely amazing and a real inspiration to all our children and staff! Her workshop was amazing, and she had all the children joining in, really getting their minds flowing! ‘Please Sir, The Gremlin Ate My Homework’ is a story for all ages, with bits that make you laugh out loud! Can’t wait to have her back! 

Amy Costidell, school librarian at The Academy of Woodlands Primary School, Gillingham

A fantastic workshop. The children were engaged throughout. They loved the activities and were eager to complete the follow up tasks.

Jenny Plumb: Year 5 Teacher at St Helen’s CEP School, Cliffe


A fun, interactive workshop that was thoroughly enjoyed by Years 5 & 6!

Melissa Wilson: English Leader at St Andrew’s Independent School, Rochester


Thank you for visiting – the children loved it!

Ceylon Kirby: Literacy Lead at Gordon Children’s Academy, Strood