Sara holds a Master's in Creative Writing and Education and is one of a handful of trained spoken word educators working globally. They are Education Director for Motif Poetry and a freelance youth facilitator for the Sexual Abuse Prevention Network.
Sara has taught and performed poetry in international schools in Thailand, China, Germany and Scotland, for Poetry Slam Madrid and for students of all ages in the UK and New Zealand.
Poet in residence for the prestigious Marlborough College and ambassador for the Orion Primary School in North London, Sara spent two years as resident poet educator at Lammas School in London and tutors the annual Poetry in Performance class at the National Youth Drama School of New Zealand.
Sara has led workshops for Ledbury Poetry Festival, The BFI, The Museum of London, Goldsmiths University and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. They have presented their research on spoken word education in the EAL Academic Journal, at the Critical Connections Conference and at Michael Rosen's Reading Revolution Conference and has a chapter in the upcoming handbook on Spoken Word in the UK, which will be published by Routledge.
Sara's workshops cater for any age, ability and experience.
For more about Sara's work in education, watch the TEDx talk below.
To book Sara for a workshop, presentation or education conference or event, please click here.
"A huge contributor to our 80% A*-C in GCSE English.
Inspirational, entertaining and educational!"
Ronald Pillay, Head of English, Lammas School & Sixth Form
"Truly inspirational across all year groups. Sara captivated our students from the word go and produced some very deep reflective work from them in the workshop".
Lisa Toner, Librarian, Shrewsbury International School, Bangkok
"An inspirational workshop!
The work in the classroom was quick paced, continually hooking in and ensuring maximum engagement from all pupils. It somehow made every child in the class believe that they themselves were able express their thoughts and feelings in a performance of their own poetry to the rest of the class – a stunning success.”
Tony Litting, St Paul’s Primary School, Cambridge