Wild About Words is a creative communication and education consultancy.
Founded by Hilary Keating in 2002, we are dedicated to helping health settings, businesses and centres of education to develop and improve their practice in order to achieve the very best outcomes.
We provide bespoke training packages, resources and toolkits to help motivate and support practitioners in practical, real life working scenarios.
We have a proven track record in helping hospitals and health centres to promote key public health messages and raise attainment levels in schools and children's centres.
For example our infection control project for Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Merseyside helped to spread vitally important information across a plethora of hospital users, from patients to practitioners and was highlighted by the British Medical Association at their annual Patient Information Awards in 2012. Click here for more information.
Our track record in helping teachers to improve their pupil engagement and achievement can be found across schools and early learning centres in the U.K.
"Children are usually expected to make 2 sublevels progress in a year, some only make one. After working with Wild About Words for one term, children have improved by 3, 4 and in one case 5 sub levels. These results include SEN and targeted support children and one student who was totally disengaged with writing and would avoid it at all costs. So a huge success in terms of composition and writing."
Elaine Harrison, Head Teacher - All Saints Primary School, Runcorn.
On World Book Day at Stocktonwood Primary School in Merseyside a year 2 student said...
"I loved the way I made my story."
His teacher said...
"Loved this session!"
Our ‘Creative Communication’ training days inspire and motivate adults to enjoy their time at work and improve productivity.
Put in quote from Liv museum
Hilary Keating, education consultant and children’s author founded the company because she believes passionately that by raising the self- esteem, confidence and life expectations of children, young people and adults we create a healthy, inclusive and productive society,
“We are born to live life to the full, why wait or worse still
miss out completely?”
Children’s First Forum, Liverpool Museum 2006
Our founder began her professional writing career in 1995 with Redan Publishing writing for the Fireman Sam and Mr. Men series. Other commissions followed including Wizadora children’s TV, gallery trails for Tate Liverpool, Early Years books for the Sure Start government programme and publications for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital to support their public health initiatives.
Hilary’s passion for raising life expectations through creative practice is matched by her company’s desire to work in a socially inclusive way, focusing on positive participation and process to achieve success.
Wild About Words invites you to join them on a voyage of discovery
which can last a lifetime!