“The whole school benefited from the visit. The presentations were very entertaining and interactive and the workshops were fun and inspiring - the Year 2 class took to designing their own Big Scary Monsters with great relish! For days after the visit the library was full of children drawing their own Little Boats. The visit also encouraged children in the junior school to look again at the picture books and graphic novels in the library.”

Hannah Sackett, School Librarian, St Martin's Garden Primary School, Bath


“Thomas’s input was fantastic and he had an impact over pupil's enthusiasm and learning across the whole school. Both his Key Stage One and Two assemblies were dynamic with excellent use of resources and pupil participation. He also did two workshops for our Year Six classes on writing. The class teachers were impressed by his energy and passion for inspiring young writers. We would recommend Thomas Docherty to other schools and would definitely invite him back ourselves.”

Teresa Fuller, Reading Coordinator, Cheddar Grove Primary School, Bristol


“Thomas was incredible, completely unflappable and flexible. He is a natural communicator and not one of the naughty year 8, nearly year 9s were disengaged. The pace and delivery by this talented young man are excellent and I can not recommend Thomas Docherty highly enough. We are already looking at our budget to book him again.

Alice Day, Archway School Librarian, Archway School, Stroud


The children were enthralled right from the start. Thomas read his books with engaging props and brought them alive to the children. The workshops enabled every child to get involved and understand the creative process of story writing. We will definitely have him back!”

Colin Thompson, Head Teacher, Broomhill Junior School, Bristol