M. Drewery, aside from being a children's author, has visited many schools and spoken about creative writing.
He has spoken in assemblies and to classes during literary festivals such as World Book Night/Day and the Summer Reading Challenge.
Below are some reviews by schools and teachers.
Dorchester Primary school - Sutton
When Mark came to visit our two year six classes recently, the children were a little wary initially. They had had a variety of visiting authors come into school, all free of charge, and one or two hadn't been overly exciting or helpful. How different with Mark! For a start, the children hadn't expected someone so young, to be an author! This challenged their views about writing , especially the reluctant writers within both classes. Secondly, Mark was obviously so enthusiastic about writing and keen that they too should want to write. The subject matter of his books, whilst possibly being aimed at boys, inspired all the children to create a robot that could possibly be used in a future adventure that Mark was planning to write. Whilst he read an extract from his book, the children listened keenly. Mark also shared tips about the writing process and how the children can use these in the future. They very much enjoyed designing their own robot and afterwards, were eager to check out the website. A number of children were very excited, some days later, to discover their designs had been uploaded too and entered into the competition to design a character for the next book in the series. Afterwards, Mark left a number of extracts from his book, which are now in the Book Corner and being read by a number of children. By the time they are in Year 6, children often love or loathe writing. Mark challenged them to re-think and to have a go.
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