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What do the workshops cover?

Sam enthuses about reading and writing with the aid of :

Storytelling, imagination activities, puppets and visuals.

There are wildlife and health elements too.



What age groups are covered?

Sam has three different author events designed for three specific age groups.


1. (9- all ages) Windswept and Interesting - 50 mins

2.  (3 – 7 years) the Tiffy Toffy Workshop – 50mins

3.  (7- 12 years) the Imagination Workshop – 50mins



How can I get help with Funding?

Costs: 1 hour session: £150; Half day (2 sessions): £275. Full day (as many sessions as the timetable allows): £400.

Expenses, if any, will be tailored to budgets.


Sam's workshops are eligible for LIVE LITERATURE SCOTLAND funding.

He is also part of the BRAW network.  

Submissions guidelines can be found here: http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/learning-and-inclusion/sbt-learning-and-inclusion-projects/live-literature.


Submissions for LLF through the Scottish Book Trust should be in by Jan 2014 for events April 2014 – Nov 2014.


How to book Sam for a visit?


Call: 07766074330 Or Email: samwilding1@gmail.com


Sam has visited 100s of schools all over the UK and Europe. He performs workshops with 20 - 100 children at a time where he explores their own creativity and ability to form stories using pictures, games and exercises. He also visits reading groups and libraries. Sam can accommodate ages 3-14yrs in one way or another. He is also available for prizegivings and motivational speeches. He can also work to your agenda, designing a session round your needs is not a problem.The three workshops/ presentations currently running are:


1.Windswept and Interesting (P6-S3)

A talk on writing, with a special focus on the new eco-thriller, WINDSCAPE. Covers, the wind farm debate, bullying, friendship and racism. There is also a free 12 section resource pack for teachers. No limit on audience size.


2.The Just Imagine Workshop (P4-S2)

(Interactive! Encourages reading and writing. The class creates their own monster, learns about characters, settings and plots...).


3.The Young Children's Workshop (P1-P3) - Using the Tiffy and Toffy picture books, kids from 3-7 learn about wildlife and get to hear the stories first hand... Puppets, videos, music, health and well being.

Email for more info

Workshops and Teaching Sessions

"Parents have been SO positive about your visit and have let me know just how motivating and exciting the children found the experience. It was great to have them coming into school throughout the week and to hear such enthusiasm." - Head - Gartocharn Primary School.


"Sam was excellent with the children – excellent manner when communicating with them.  Children loved having a ‘real’ author in class." Rhu Primary School.


"Thank you very much for your fantastic workshops for Primary 4,5,6 and 7. The children thoroughly enjoyed them. Every time I popped my head round the door they were hanging on your every word. They are still buzzing about you and your books today. It's great to direct children to books and literature." Yvonne Sharp - Head of Cardross Primary School


'You certainly engaged the pupils and involved them in a positive and creative way.

 I hope this was the first of many visits with our festival.'

Hester Beattie-Curricular Support and Development (Aberdeen Storytelling Festival)


"The class were enthralled throughout the event. Enthusiasm was sparked and they were raving to write their own stories, which were very good."  Stoneywood Primary School, Aberdeen.


“Having attended a session with Sam, I can vouch for how enthralled the children were throughout. He really fired their imagination and the exercises he conducted were both educational and, more importantly, fun! And for us a charity, the message that having asthma need not be a barrier to living a full, healthy and adventurous lifestyle is one we are keen to promote at every opportunity.” Gordon Brown, Public Affairs and Communications Manager, Asthma UK Scotland.


'The workshop was an excellent learning experience; the pupils were absolutely spellbound.'

S. Mowatt - Primary 7 Teacher, Ladyton Primary School, Alexandria


“Sam Wilding was absolutely brilliant, pupils and staff enthralled by him, big range too from P4 to S1 but he held attention of all of them the whole time. Loved the activity part of it too.” (80 pupils)  - Head`Librarian - Castlebay, Barra.


Sam also writes plays and songs for schools. Find out more by emailing him. Every pupil and teacher thoroughly enjoyed their workshop sessions. Thank you for inspiring the children. - Natalie Dick - Morrison's Academy, Crieff.


'As National Director with the charity Asthma UK Scotland I would like to publically thank Sam for all his work and enthusiasm. One of the biggest issues people with asthma face is a lack of awarness about what having the condition actually means, how serious it can be but also with the right management most people with asthma can lead healthy and active lives. Sam's work has helped these messages become more accessible - and in an engaging way.' Gordon Brown - Asthma UK Scotland



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'The Scottish Parliament congratulates Scottish author Sam Wilding on his excellent work with children and young people across Scotland in delivering creative writing workshops and in supporting Asthma UK Scotland’s Alert to Asthma scheme, which helps schools ensure pupils with asthma live a healthy and active life.' THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT(S3M-6414 )