Mametz Wood, 2014, Bretwalda Books
Three short stories themed around his Grandfather that very much reflect his welsh origin. Gwilym Jones fought at that famous battle; part of the first battle of he Somme and that story is the centrepiece of the three. The others are funny recollections recounted by his son, Dennis, and his grandson, the author.
Make Your Own Teepee, 2014, Bretwalda Books
The book is an amusing practical guide to doing just that. Gareth teaches a GCSE history course that includes a unit on Native Americans and he became curious about the process so, with help of good friends and a chainsaw, he gathered the materials and worked it out. The resulting illustrated guide tells you all you need to know. Every garden should have one! No grandchild should be without!
Travelling with Children, 2014, Bretwalda Books
This fascinating collection of tales, some humorous, many exciting and all entertaining, have resulted from 32 years of taking children on trips to places as far apart as Alaska, Peru and Borneo, to experience things as diverse as watching the launch of a space shuttle to being breathed on by a hump backed whale.
The European based stories take you to a range of intriguing destinations in the company of the children who made these journeys possible; Barcelona, Bucharest and Venice; Postojna, Opatija and Pisa among many others.
An enjoyable read as well as an introduction to a range of destinations that any traveller, with or without children, would be interested in adding to their list.
Georgina and The Dragon, 1994, Schoolplay Productions Ltd
Jason and the Argonauts, Schoolplay Productions Ltd
Comedies for children usually performed around Christmas. They work best with KS3 but I have seen successful KS2 shows. Casts around 30 but flexible and a running time of about 90 minutes
The Big Activity Book for KS3 Drama, ZigZag
A collection of my best lesson plans and schemes based on 20 (then) years of teaching. Provides a complete KS3 drama syllabus of engaging and stimulating activites that have underpinned outstanding performances at GCSE and A-level.