Hi, my name is Alys Jackson and I'm an author and poet

based in Adelaide, South Australia.

My work has been published in books, magazines,

anthologies and online.

Children's University

Hi kids. Welcome to the Children’s University online activities page. My name is Alys Jackson, and I’m a writer. 

Sometimes I write silly poems. But I also like to write exciting stories. 

All YOU have to do is choose what you’d like to read: A STORY or a POEM. Or how about you go crazy and read both?!

There are even VIDEOS of some of the poems. Just look for this symbol and press PLAY:video

When you’ve finished, don’t forget to send me a message via the Comments Box at the end of the story or poem. I will then send you a reply which you will need to show to your Children’s University Children’s Coordinator. Before you send your message please read the suggestions below.

Suggestions of things to think about before sending your message.

  • How did the story/poem make you feel?
  • What did you like about the story/poem?
  • If you could change or add one thing, what would it be?
  • Can you think of a different ending? I’d love to hear your ideas.
  • How about you write me a poem? Go on. 

Time to have fun: 

To read a STORY, click here.

To read a POEM, click here.

About the Children’s University

The Children’s University is an International charity aimed at providing innovative and engaging activities for children between the ages of 7 and 14.

Activities are designed to develop;

  • Confidence
  • A love of learning
  • New skills

Children’s University Australia is managed by the University of Adelaide, North Terrace Campus.

Children engaged within the program are given a Passport to Learning. After completing a validated activity, children receive a stamp in their passport which records the hours taken to complete the activity. Once they achieve the required number of hours children graduate at a ceremony during which they receive a graduation certificate.  For more information, go directly to the Children’s University website.

For author visits and workshops, please contact: Becky’s Literary Bookings.