Sarah is an inspirational and motivational speaker who knows how difficult it can be to engage young minds. She’s experienced in facilitating creative writing workshops for children in formats that will benefit all students regardless of age and writing ability. From motivational school assemblies to KS2 and KS3 creative writing workshops, Sarah loves inspiring the next generation of writers and empowering them to love writing.
Over the past 5 years, Sarah has visited more than 150 primary and secondary schools in the UK to run activities and creative writing workshops with children from year 3 to year 12. She particularly enjoys visiting schools during Book Weeks or on World Book Day when everyone likes to dress up and is really excited about meeting a real live author!
‘Sarah came to our school and ignited all our pupils in year 4 to write a blog.
She engaged them in how she became a writer and brought magic to her book by bringing an actual SeaBean and Black Box! We travelled in the C-Bean to many wonderful places.
Her manner makes the children and adults feel at ease, even the most reluctant writers produced sensational work. I would thoroughly recommend Sarah Holding to visit a school and explain her new genre ‘Clifi’.’
-Year 4 class teacher November 2018, Winterbourne Junior Girls School.
Sarah has been sharing her love of the environment and encouraging children to think more deeply about the consequences of climate change with her SeaBEAN trilogy, and is looking forward to sharing her ideas about climate change with older pupils when her new book CHAMELEON comes out. Set during the fall of Atlantis, it tells the story of three genetically engineered humans struggling to prevent environmental catastrophe.
Here’s an article from a school in the Isle of Wight where Sarah has run her creative writing workshops: Workshops at the Island Free School, Isle of Wight
If you would like to book Sarah for a creative writing workshops for children at your school or your child’s school, or simply know more about what we could offer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’d like to know more about her virtual author visits via Zoom, click here.
Sarah has also produced a KS2 Scheme of Work, which encompasses 10 lesson plans each of which is based around a chapter in the first book of the trilogy, SeaBEAN, which can be downloaded for free from the TES website.