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Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop

It was wonderful to welcome local author Sue Hampton to Goldfield. During assembly Sue shared her story as a writer and a woman with alopecia, as well as sharing the message that it’s OK to be different but everyone has feelings and needs the same respect, compassion and understanding. 

Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop

Sue lost all her hair in 1981 not because she was ill but because she had Alopecia. She wrote a book called THE WATERHOUSE GIRL, a story about Daisy who lost her hair. By writing this book Sue was able to support others with hair loss as well as helping herself to overcome her own feelings about her hair loss. When the book was published Sue was asked to become an Ambassador for Alopecia UK.

Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop

 

After the assembly Silver Birch, Sycamore, Willow and Field Maple shared writing workshops with Sue modelling different ways to present characters, create moods or settings and use imagination to write a story. The children were asked to deduce, describe, compare and contrast, predict and enjoy the freedom to be creative.

Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop
Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop
Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop
Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop

Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop

The children drew their own imaginary box...

Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop

...then wrote some labels to describe their box

Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop
Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop
Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop

Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop

Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop

Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop

Together we started a shared story...

Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop

...which can be finished later

Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop

 

Please click the play button below to view a short video clip of one of the stories Sue has written about a box and what was inside!

Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop

Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop

Look at this, let's describe it...

Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop

... what do you think it is?

Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop
Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop

Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop

Inside my hands I have a small animal that lives in the nest

Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop

Oh no! Where has the animal gone?

Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop

I knew it was an imaginary animal!

Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop

Hold a tiny animal in your hands that lives in the nest. Describe the animal you are holding. How does it feel in your hands?

Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop

Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop

The nest belongs to this tiny dragon

Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop
Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop
Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop

Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop

Together we started a shared story about the dragon...

Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop

...which can be finished later

Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop

 

By the end of 2015 Sue will be the author of twenty-one novels for children and teenagers and two adult novels. To complete her visit families were invited to view and purchase her books which she signed.

Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop
Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop Photograph of Author Sue Hampton Visit and Workshop

 

A huge Animated Words Thank You to Sue for sharing her writing experiences and bringing our imaginations to life for writing our own stores.

Visit the Sue Hampton website click http://www.suehamptonauthor.co.uk/

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