creative writing workshops for children

If you would like to book Sarah to come to your school and run an in-person poetry workshop or creative writing workshop, or if you’d like to book one of her free online discovery sessions for your school or your child’s school, or you would just like to know more about what she could offer, please email bookings@sarah-holding.com, giving the school’s name, the anticipated number and age group of participants, plus a preferred date and time, and Sarah will do her best to accommodate your requirements. 

Sarah is an inspirational speaker who loves to engage young minds and especially reluctant readers/writers.

She is highly experienced in facilitating creative writing workshops for children of all ages and abilities, and particularly loves empowering young people to believe in themselves and to express their love of nature and the environment through writing poems and stories.

Sarah’s novels are ideally suited to children at KS2 (SeaBEAN trilogy) and KS3 (CHAMELEON), while her poetry anthology works well with any age group.  Her books are featured on many recommended school reading lists and SeaBEAN has now been adopted as a literacy resource by the nationwide United Learning academy group. 

Over the past 9 years, Sarah has visited over 150 primary and secondary schools in the UK, to run activities and creative writing workshops with children from year 2 to year 13. She is a popular choice for school visits during their Book Weeks and 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 now with her new book CHAMELEON, which both fall into the new genre of cli-fi or climate fiction.

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

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Sarah has also produced a KS2 Scheme of Work, which encompasses 10 lesson plans based on the first book of the SeaBEAN trilogy, and can be downloaded for free from the TES website. If you are part of the United Learning group, there is also a Writing Unit which they have prepared based on SeaBEAN for schools who are reading the book, which they can adapt and use with KS2 pupils. 

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If you would like to book Sarah to run a stimulating creative writing workshop or give a free discovery session for your school or your child’s school, or you would like to know more about what she could offer, please email bookings@sarah-holding.com, giving the school’s name, the anticipated number and age group of participants, plus a preferred date and time, and Sarah will do her best to accommodate your requirements.