What teachers, parents and children say...
Visit to Hexthorpe Primary School
'It was a pleasure to have you back Debi and thank you for inspiring the children yet again! Huge thanks again for coming to work with our children'. I bought a Rolo book for my son who is 12 and I can’t get him to switch his light off at night “just one more page Mum”! J, Abbott's Ann Primary School
'Thank you for getting my reluctant reader interested in books.' J. Parent, Inkpen school
Dear Debi, Just a quick note to say many thanks for sorting the book for my daughter G. It made her Christmas and she was found tucked up on her bed reading it on Christmas day! Already read twice she is now waiting with baited breath for the next book!
'Saw you in action at Ramsbury school,thought you were fab'.
Thank you for these ideas. I think the children were inspired by your writing and some have been busy writing already! It was lovely to meet you GP. Brinkworth
'My daughter met Rolo and Debi today at Lethbridge school. She thinks Rolo is very cute, and has been inspired today - thank you'
'Debi is a speaker that we would thoroughly recommend for schools and adult groups'. URCHFONT WOMEN'S INSTITUTE
'I have just finished reading Rolo to my Brownies. They want to know when the next one is coming out!' JG Brown Owl.
Thank you so much for coming in yesterday - the children absolutely LOVED it and have come in this morning talking about it. we would love to see you back here soon! Many thanks, Helen teacher
I just wanted to say thank you for what your books have done for my son. He is 9 an has Aspergers. He is a good reader but loses interested very easily. He came to watch you in the big hall at school which he hardly ever goes in with all the other children, for someone who doesn't do noise and crowds this is great and he now wants to write his own books. Thanks we are really grateful. parent, Weymouth
'Everyone at my school has got a book and actually I have never see my friends so happy to read a book and share how much chapters they have read. I think you have really impressed the school when you came in and you inspired me to write. You did a great job. Thank you and hope you write some more books because they are great'. KS2 pupil
@debievans7 my daughter has not stopped talking about your visit today! You have a new fan! Retweeted by A O’D
Thanks, Debi, I know everyone was enthralled by your stories. So glad you were able to share your talents with us. Head Kennet Valley School y
'Thank you so much for visiting our school. The world of education is a challenging place at the moment - with the current government changes to assessment, the curriculum and so many other things - teachers are often caught up in a whirlwind of assessment, data and Ofsted.
Today, however, was one of those wonderful moments that supersedes all of the bureaucracy and brings the purpose of our jobs sharply into focus: it's all about the children. Seeing the awe, wonder and curiosity on the faces of every single child as they listened to your talk was incredibly inspiring. It made me remember why we do our job - to create lasting memories and experiences that children will never forget. Today really was one of those moments. Thank you.
I was sitting next to a little boy who has a long history of challenging life experiences. I have never seen him so inspired, engaged and motivated. At lunch time, Rolo was the focus of most conversations and children were discussing his time-travelling adventures. Your talk has not only inspired the children to read your books, but also to write! A girl in my class has already written a chapter ofher dragon based story...' F D teacher Wessex Primary School