Luke Temple was born in 1988. When not behind his desk with his writing partners, a one eyed dog and a bald hamster, Luke spends most of his time visiting schools and bringing his stories to life with the children he meets. For him, this is the best part of his job, especially as he was a reluctant reader when he was a child.
In all his school visits, Luke aims to bring writing to life for every child in KS2. Using whole audience participation, interactive drama, film sequences and more, he takes children on a journey to discover how he writes his books.
The effect is inspirational and children are often left desperate to read Luke's books and have a go at writing their own stories, especially the reluctant ones.
Luke offers two KS2 presentations, suitable for up to 300 children. One is based on his book, Stormy Cliff, which has a minor pirate/storm theme. The other is based on his book, The Secret Theatre.
A presentation can be followed by up to two year 5/6 writing or drama workshops to form a full day's visit. All sessions last 1 hour 30 minutes.
“Luke was BRILLIANT yesterday! All the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Luke is a particularly good role model for the boys, especially those who are reluctant readers and writers.”
Catherine Stoate, Head teacher, St Cleer Primary
"Luke captured the children's imagination from the first moment he made his dramatic entrance. The input has been outstanding... would wholeheartedly recommend him."
Kim Thornton, Deputy head teacher, Lavant Primary
"Luke is an impressive advocate for story making. I can recommend him unreservedly. If an author is needed to get an audience hanging on his every word and responding eagerly… Luke is clearly the man!"
Kate Timaeus, Deputy head teacher, Durley Primary
"What an amazing presentation! It was truly inspirational!"
Head of Year 5, Thomas A Becket Middle School
"The children were captivated... Luke Temple was involving them in taking star parts in his story.... the story came alive for the children... Encouraging [them] to share ideas and build vocabulary to make stories exciting and interesting."
Diane Sparshott, Deputy Head teacher, Laburnum Grove Junior (March 2009)
“He had as much enthusiasm as we did! I thought it was magnificent and I am devastated that we can't have another afternoon like that.”
Year 6 pupil, The Windmills Junior School
The Secret Theatre
1 session: £140
+ travel/accommodation expenses as necessary