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Children's Author
Jam Inventions Challenge

Can you come up with a jam-tastic invention worthy of McLay's Jam Factory? Check out my short six-minute creative writing challenge video and give it a whirl!


Don't forget to send me your inventions afterwards so I can tell you how fab they are! 


Need some inspiration? Click here to see the Jam Inventors Gallery.


Looking for some fun jammy activities? Check out our Alien in the Jam Factory activities page, where you can find colouring, crafting, coding & cooking!

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I'm always delighted to be asked to visit schools, libraries and festivals, either virtually or in-person, to meet my future readers and talk about my life as an author. I can tailor my talks and workshops to KS1 & KS2 and use pictures, props and game-play to help stimulate ideas and keep the children engaged.

Our children (and staff) really enjoyed Chrissie's visit - there was a real buzz throughout the school. The children were so inspired when they found out about Chrissie's route into writing - it really motivated them!

Having already engaged with Chrissie virtually, we were thrilled to welcome her IN PERSON today. She is relaxed, engaging and inspiring and I couldn't recommend contacting her highly enough - virtually or in person.

Thank you so much Chrissie!

Chrissie's presentational style was very engaging and she could literally have stayed all day as the children had so many questions! The rest of the day saw children's noses almost glued to their copy of 'An Alien in the Jam Factory!'

It was a wonderful morning!

Hi Chrissie!

I just wanted to express my thanks for this morning's virtual visit - it was utterly wonderful!

The buzz in the classroom here since has been incredible - I really think you have inspired many budding authors!

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