Game Changers - FREE Phil Earle webinar

Do you work with excluded students or students at risk of exclusion? Sign up for our FREE webinar and live Q&A with author Phil Earle.

This event is a free taster for our Game Changers programme - a 20-session reading intervention which includes lesson resources, books and author events.

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The webinar will take place from 9.30-10.15am on Thursday 9 December.

To register, fill in the sign-up form below.

We will then send a Zoom link with some further details. You can also scroll down to find more information about the event.

Webinar content

Phil Earle is award winning novelist for children and young adults. Inspired by working in a residential children's home, Phil wrote Being Billy - a moving, redemptive book about a young boy in care.

Billy struggles with his own behaviour and aspirations - but is deeply committed to his younger twin siblings and their success. One of the ways he supports the twins is by reading them stories every night.

We use Being Billy as part of our Game Changers programme - as a springboard to discussions about the value of reading.

In this webinar, Phil will discuss Being Billy and reasons to read.

There will also be an opportunity for your group to ask questions live.

Technical details

  • The event will take place using Zoom. To receive a link, fill in the sign-up form.
  • You should ideally use a computer with a projector or smartboard so that students can see the screen. A good internet connection is key.
  • For safeguarding reasons, you will be unable to turn on your camera or microphone throughout the presentation. Interactions will be managed using the chat function.

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