Primary Schools

I offer virtual visits which include 13 pre-recorded videos, a personalised assembly video for your school, a worksheet for each year group and 2 live Q&A sessions for your school for £150. You will also have access to all of my live Zoom and Microsoft Teams sessions on World Book Day itself.

My video sessions are suitable for Nursery, EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Each year group will have at least three videos to watch – and will be set a writing activity too.

Please click here to view the full Class Plan for EYFS, KS1 and KS2, which explains which videos each year group should watch and details of the live sessions >

We will also write a book together which will be published in the summer term. Last year, a picture book I wrote with ten primary schools I’d visited the previous World Book Day was published. The book was called The Mermaid’s Wedding. To write this new book, I will have two private writing sessions with your school (via zoom or Teams), combine it with the writing from other schools, and we will have a book launch in the summer term when it will be published.

(If you don’t want to be involved in this new book and just want to do the World Book Day sessions that is completely fine).The writing sessions will take place during the spring term (not during World Book Week itself)

Here are two sample videos for you to watch. The second is a 3 minute sample of my Pollyanne puppet show video:

High Schools

My virtual visit packages for high schools and colleges, includes 3 live Zoom and Microsoft Teams sessions on World Book Day, 6 pre-recorded videos including a 15 minute personalised assembly video, a worksheet for each year group and up to 4 live private Q&As or writing sessions for your school. The cost is £150.

Not only will the children in your school enjoy learning about how I became an author, watch me perform my stories and complete writing challenges… they’ll write a real book that will be published in the summer term!

There will be two books created – one with primary schools and one with high schools who book me for World Book Day. We have two fantastic illustrators who we will work with and they’ll be involved in the whole process.

Please click here to view the full Class Plan for KS3 and KS4, which explains which videos each year group should watch and details about the live sessions >

To sign up or to find out more, please email

Here are some reviews from my virtual visits from previous World Book Days:

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your virtual author visit on World Book Day.

The children, both in school and at home, really enjoyed the sessions and we got some lovely writing and ideas from them all. It made World Book Day an amazing day even in a pandemic, so thank you so much for helping to put a smile on our children’s faces.”

Jenny Dixon, English Lead, Millbrook CP School, Liverpool

“Thank you so much for the World Book Day sessions last week. The children loved them and really engaged with the activities. You really inspired the children and they were so excited. It would be lovely to keep in touch and hopefully do some more work next year.”

Teacher at a school in Chester

“Wow! What a super session this afternoon – I’ve heard from the KS1 classes and your private Q&A session this afternoon went down a real treat, thank you!”

Teacher at a school in Oakham

Here are some photos/tweets from my virtual World Book Day visits in 2021. The work the children produced was fantastic.


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My year 4 class really enjoyed your assembly and classroom session. It was great for them to hear about your journey from writing rugby reports for the local newspaper to becoming a best selling author! Very inspiring and hopefully made them realise that they too could achieve this with a bit of hard work.
Mr JonesCambridge Road Primary School, Ellesmere Port
Sarah visited our school on World Book Day. She led a very interesting and motivating whole school assembly that provided information about her life and regarding her journey to becoming an author, which the children and staff who were present thoroughly enjoyed. “Sarah then found the time to visit each class during the day and deliver stimulating and engaging writing workshops which encouraged our children to think like authors, carry our research and work to a deadline in order to produce and ‘publish’ a class book, based on her own popular A-Z series of books.
Mr KeoghAll Saints C of E Primary School, Manchester
Working with Sarah Oliver really enabled us to bring our literacy lessons to life. Our children became enthused and were truly inspired by her work, and were seen utterly submerged into the activities she delivered during her workshop. After the workshop we were able to apply the skills developed into our biographies, creating quality pieces that were published.
Mrs MunroVictoria Road Primary School, Northwich
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