SF Said Workshop

The Children’s Bookshow allocates four free workshops for schools who attend a related theatre performance.

In this lively and interactive workshop, author SF Said will come to your school to work with a class of children and help them develop their own creative writing skills. There will be lots of opportunity for the children to get writing themselves and time to share their work with the rest of the class.

Suitable for:
Years 5 and 6

The children got their books today - they were so excited, we put in the book plates that you gave us, the children even took the books outside during playtime today to share the poems with their friends!!

A teacher in Manchester

What you need to know

Length of workshop:
Approx. 1 hour
Location of workshop:
We will come to your school
Number of children:
Workshops are for a class of 30 children
Suitable for:
Years 5 and 6

Please note, a teacher must be present throughout the workshop

Materials needed

  • Flipchart or whiteboard
  • Pens and paper for the children

Book a related theatre performance to be eligible for one of four free workshops

This workshop is allocated to a school attending a specific theatre performance with 30 or more children; visit the performance page to find out more and book:

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About SF Said

Photo of SF Said

SF Said is an award-winning author. He was born in Lebanon but has lived in London since he was two years old. His debut novel, Varjak Paw, won the Nestlé Smarties Prize, and has been translated into 14 languages. SF's latest novel, Tyger, has also won several awards and he has described it as "his best book yet". SF has judged major UK book awards and is a dedicated champion of reading for pleasure, and writes passionately about children’s books and all things connected to them.

More about SF Said

Previous workshops with SF Said

On the day

  • Please inform your school receptionist that our artist will be arriving so they can be welcomed warmly.
  • A teacher must be present throughout the workshop.
  • Make sure that all the materials that our artist has requested are ready and available.
  • Please let us know if any of the children have particular requirements, and ensure that their normal carer is present.
  • The offer of a cup of tea is often greatly appreciated!

Have any questions? Get in touch

Katy Webster

Your contact for this performance is Katy Webster, she will be happy to answer any queries you have:

07904 068084