Suitable for all primary school classes. She will also talk to interested students in secondary school (such as writing classes). Sarah is part of the Writers in Schools scheme and is an experienced speaker.
‘Thank you for your outstanding work last Thursday with Churchtown School. The pupils had a fabulous time and I truly feel they learned so much in such a fun and enjoyable way.’
Churchtown National School, Athy
True Stories: How I Became a Writer (for children of age 9 to 13)
Not one for sitting on a stage and reading, Sarah likes to liven things up and entertain her audience. She uses a lot of props – tutus and ballet shoes, clothes from her teenage years, horrible costumes she had to wear as a child – and also shows the audience photos from her childhood to talk about her life and how she became a writer.
Nursery Rhyme Fun (for children of 3 to 5)
Sarah shares some of the Irish and international rhymes from her popular collection, Sally Go Round the Stars with young children. Children are encouraged to join in and sing and dance (and row!) along to the rhymes. It includes some nursery rhyme colouring. (30 mins)
BIO: Sarah Webb is from Dublin and writes for both children and adults. A former children’s bookseller, her Ask Amy Green series for age 10+ (Walker Books) has been shortlisted for the Queen of Teen Awards in the UK (twice) and the Irish Book Awards. The latest book in the series is Ask Amy Green: Wedding Belles. She also recently contributed a short story to the teen collection, And Then He Kissed Me (Walker Books).
Sarah combines writing with visiting schools, volunteering at Fighting Words (the creative writing centre in Dublin), reading at festivals, and teaching writing to both children and adults. She currently teaches Writing for Children at the Irish Writers’ Centre.