Sarah Mussi: The Snowdonia Reading Adventure


HOW DOES IT WORK? Sarah will visit your school to deliver a presentation and to give pupils a signed copy of Here Be Dragons. Once students have read the book, she will return to your school and run a tailored creative writing workshop. She will explore the key themes that were the inspiration behind her book Here Be Dragons: myth, magic and mystery. Sarah’s talk will cover the fact and the fiction behind the legends surrounding the dragons of Wales and the tales of Merlin. It will give pupils a unique insight into the mythology of Snowdonia as Sarah shares her lifetime’s passion for all things magical and mysterious. The workshop will help pupils to build their creative writing skills while encouraging them to learn more about standing stones, mythical monsters and local legends. Sarah’s talk will also explore some of Wales’s most important archaeological sites, including Segontium and Tre’r Ceiri.

WHO IS IT FOR? The Snowdonia Reading Adventure is suitable for all pupils between the ages of nine to fourteen. Sarah can tailor her talk and workshop to suit the specific requirements of your school, being able to incorporate tasks and topics as required. The scheme can be run for pupils of all reading abilities, especially reluctant readers and pupil premium students.

A LITTLE MORE ABOUT SARAH AND HER BOOK … Sarah Mussi is a teacher, reading consultant and multi-award-winning author. Her older titles include Siege, winner of the BB UKYA Award for Best Contemporary Fiction and Riot, which won The Lancashire Book of the Year Award 2015. She has recently become Patron of Reading at Hele’s School in Plymouth. You can contact Sarah at:

THE SNOWDONIA READING ADVENTURE is the latest literacy programme devised by award-winning author Sarah Mussi. Based around Sarah’s latest book, Here Be Dragons, the scheme has been designed to develop literacy and creative writing skills in pupils of nine to fourteen years old (years 5–9). Sarah has worked as an English teacher for twenty years and has delivered literacy programmes in schools across the UK.

‘Highly recommended and endorsed by year 9s – congrats to Sarah.’ HELE’S SCHOOL LIBRARIAN
‘Deeply heartening to see how Sarah challenged young readers to become political.’  JANE HOWARD, WINCHESTER UNIVERSITY STUDENT

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