As a Children's book illustrator and author, part of my work involves regularly visiting primary schools where I lead creative workshops with children. It is an opportunity for me to share my experience and enthusiasm with pupils and teachers and it is a chance for the children to become illustrators and authors for the day and to use their classroom as a studio. The day usually begins with storytelling and continues with the children creating their own characters, painting and collage making, writing stories and poetry with plenty of opportunity for questions, guidance and encouragement. It's a chance for us to share an inspiring and fun day together, leaving plenty of potential for development to be continued in their own time.

















World Book Week is an ideal opportunity to book me for a visit to your school. It will be a day filled with exciting, fun and creative activities.  

Booksigning - it is can also be a chance for the children and their parents to meet me after school and buy signed copies of my books too! 
















Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning.

Why not add a creative dimension to your activities this year during  'Say No to Bullying' or  'Friendship' week.

Using by books as a platform I have designed workshops that creatively explore and address the themes that run through S.E.A.L. 

* New Beginnings
* Getting on and falling out
* Going for Goals
* Good to be me
* Relationships
* Changes
* Say no to bullying

They are suitable for Reception, Year 1, 2 3 and 4. 















"I would have no hesitation in recommending Catherine to another school. She has a lovely calm manner with the children and her activities enabled even the youngest children to explore the difficult issue of bullying in a nuturing and positive way. Thank you!"  - Andriana Samouel, PHSE Co-ordinator, Haslemere Primary School.

"I found Catherine to be energetic, informative, adapatble and well prepared. I was really impressed by her excellent manner with the children, who were engaged in the interesting activities. I would have no hesitation in recommending Catherine Vase to other schools in the future." - Miss J Holmes, Literacy Co-ordinator, Lovelace primary School.

 "Catherine has a wonderful way of reading and talking to the children, she captivated all sixty children with her calm manner. She had an excellent way with them. All the children and staff enjoyed her visit very much. We hope to have her back soon. Thank you!" - Lindsey Lampard SENCO/Deputy Headteacher.