Ella on the Outside won the North Somerset Teacher's Book Award in November 2018, in the Moving on Category. Read the blog of the event here on their website.
Cath runs a regular autumn Speaking/project and Festival at Fern Hill School to boost confidence and encourage learning by heart; Fernspeak
Cath works with small literacy groups each week at Malden Manor school to boost reading and writing, sponsored by Pupil Premium Funding.
In Spring 2018, the London Grid for Learning launched a flagship resource written by Cath, called "Space Adventures". This is a cross-curriculum project to stimulate children's maths and science reasoning, and has since been shortlisted for a BETT award.
Cath has also designed a Poetry Workshop for LGFL, with poetry activities for primary children and lots of creative tips! A Writing for Children course for adult writers taught by Cath and Sue Wallman took place in 19 September 2016 as part of the Short Course program at Kingston University.
Cath is a Writer in Residence at Kingston University Writing school, focusing on writing for and with children and building links with the creative community in Kingston.
In 2015 Cath and Sue ran a sell out workshop for young writers aged between 8 and 13, called "The Killer Opening Chapter" as part of Kingston Connections. They used props, music and images with short writing exercises to stimulate ideas.
In July 2014, along with Sue Wallman, a fellow Writer in Residence, Cath led a workshop for writers entitled "So You Want to Write for Children" . Writers were encouraged, through short exercises and discussion, to uncover their childhood selves and use this material as a focus for their writing. Cath and Sue also gave an overview of children's publishing and gave tips on writing stories which are suitable for different age groups and developmental stages.
In May 2014, Cath performed at a reading evening for alumni and the wider public, giving an overview of her teaching and writing life to date and reading from her work. Cath performed two poems in a live open mic evening at Rhythm and Muse in Kingston, inspired by the Boudicca exhibition at the Stanley Picker Gallery, The Liquid Game.
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