School Visits


During his 2021/22 UK schools tour, G.B. Strong is presenting both the book and the profile of KS2/KS3 creative writing through participatory assemblies, interactive workshops and engaging presentations. The added interest of the drone experience makes his visits all the more worthwhile.

The cost is negotiable based on your requirements and in most cases, they're free!

- Interactive presentations - Fully resourced creative writing workshops - Forums - Q & A Sessions discovering about being an author

If you are interested in more information about an author visit with a difference please click here!

With a story that is big on adventure and futuristic technology set around a school much like yours there is an obvious appeal for young readers and writers alike. For the full background click here.

Both the book and author are proving hugely popular according to recent reviews and feedback:

Grant Strong visited our school and ran a hugely popular workshop for all our Year 7 students.  They learnt about characterisation, plot development and how to have your book published whilst dramatising the opening scene of Grant’s book, Running Deep." (Chelmsford County High School for Girls)  

"Your visit enabled students to clearly understand much about the creative writing and publishing process. The experience was invaluable to their learning development." (St. John Payne Catholic School, Essex)

"Grant provided a bespoke service to our junior school in which he delivered imaginative and engaging workshops to each of our classes based on Running Deep. Children were transfixed in each session and enjoyed experimenting with various writing techniques. Grant shared tips on what helps him with the writing process and challenged the children with in-depth and creative questions to stimulate their imaginations. As well as providing workshops to each class, Grant held a whole school assembly where he read an extract from Running Deep. He provided a truly engaging experience and had every child hooked and eager to delve into reading Running Deep for themselves. Grant used his previous teaching experience to fully engage children within his assembly and workshops. Grant's visit comes thoroughly recommended and I am looking forward to his next book so we can have him back!" (Holt Farm School, Essex)

"I wanted to thank you again for such a fantastic visit and for working with two of our Year 7 English classes. The sessions went down tremendously well, and have inspired them, hopefully, to become more creative and pro-active. The pupils I saw later in the day were full of excitement, relaying how much they enjoyed their lesson with you. The pupils from the second session, in fact, went out of their way to find their English teacher to tell her all about it, so thank you again." (The Sweyne Park School, Essex)
"Thank you so much Grant. What a great day all round!" (R A Butler Academy, Essex)
"We have had author Grant Strong in today and have had an absolutely brilliant day! He delivered a whole school assembly this morning and then has done workshops with KS2. The children have been so engaged and it's been so worthwhile." (Alban Wood Primary, Herts)
"We wanted to thank you for such an outstanding day. The students and teachers thoroughly enjoyed it and you were so inspiring to all. The drama activities went down really well and the whole room was smiling, so thank you. One of my Year 8 students came in to lesson this morning and said he had begun writing about a new creature last night!"
(The Knowle Academy, Kent)

"Thank you for a really wonderful experience. Your assembly was so enjoyable for everyone and really helped to reinforce the importance of reading and creativity in our school." (Wood Ley CPS, Suffolk)

"The school thoroughly enjoyed the visit due to how relatable Grant was to the children who have an invigorated passion for reading for pleasure! A great visit." (Park Way School, Kent)

"It was a hugely successful morning and the children were excited by their story ideas and keen to imagine and create which was fabulous. In fact , today, I had two children come and see me first thing to ask if your book was in the library because they wanted to read it and thought they had missed out! All very positive so thank you for your time." (Worlingworth Primary School, Suffolk)

"Thanks again for working with our boys across the day; we've had some great feedback from them and it was great to see so many engaged and buying copies of the book too." (Gravesend Grammar School, Kent)

"Thank you so much for the workshops you delivered, I felt you really inspired the children with their writing." (Westlands CPS, Essex)

"I just wanted to drop you a quick message to say a huge thank you for an exciting and inspiring visit yesterday.  It was fantastic that so many students were able to interact and take part in the experience and I know that the students thoroughly enjoyed engaging in the lessons and listening to you." (Chantry Academy, Suffolk)

"What a fantastic time our children had. They really dived into their imaginative creativity and now have new skills as writers. Grant is a great speaker and really inspired the children throughout the workshops." (Sundridge & Brasted C of E Primary School, Kent)

"Thank you so much for coming in and for giving the children such a memorable experience." (Mildmay Junior School, Essex)

"A huge thank you for your time and workshops at Potten End. The children and staff were so positive and found the workshops and the work with you highly engaging and enjoyable. Thank you so much." (Potten End C of E Primary, Herts)

"Your visit was an incredibly positive experience... It was great meeting you and the children really enjoyed your workshop." (Seaford Primary School, East Sussex)

"The feedback I received from the children and staff was overwhelmingly positive, so I think you were a hit!" (Wingham Primary School, Kent)

"The children have been talking non stop about the experience and it’s lovely to see so many copies of your book being read. My class are having conversations every morning about where they have got to!" (St. Theresa's Catholic Primary School, Essex)

"Thanks again for your hard work & enthusiasm. You've really inspired many of our children to write." (East Farleigh Primary School, Kent)

"It was so great to see you connect so clearly and enthusiastically right across the school." (Helmingham School, Suffolk)

"Thank you for coming in, I have had plenty of positive feedback and even heard students discussing your book in the corridor." (Mildenhall College Academy, Suffolk)

"Your presentation had all the children totally engaged and the drone was awesome!" (Lee Chapel Primary School, Essex)

"You showed the skill and care to interact with and include all members of the workshop." (Meadows School, Kent)

"The children became more and more engaged throughout your presentation. It was both worthwhile and inspiring." (St. Theresa's Catholic Primary School, Essex)

"Thank you for an inspiring morning. The children really enjoyed your visit and your book is never in the library, it is constantly being borrowed...even by the staff! I will definitely be booking you for another visit next year." (West Minster School, Kent)

"Thanks for giving our children such a great day!" (Westerings Primary Academy, Essex)

"Thank you very much for visiting us this week. I have been catching up with some Year 5 and 6 pupils today who are really enjoying the first chapters of Running Deep... I hope to work with you again in the future." (Holbrook Primary School, Suffolk)
"We enjoyed a visit from the author of 'Running Deep' G.B. Strong. He led a fun, interactive assembly for the whole school before running creative writing workshops with Dragonflies and Grasshoppers. He inspired us all to read and write with real creativity." (High Halden C of E Primary School, Kent)
"It was so great to see the children develop a heightened interest in creative writing as a result of Grant's workshop." (Great Bentley Primary School, Essex)
"Thanks Grant - it was a great day and the kids loved it. We have had many authors visit in the past but the feedback I've had was that you have been by far the best!" (Holt Trinity C of E Primary School, Kent)

"Thanks again for your visit, I really do believe it helped continue that buzz of reading for pleasure in our school - the kids loved it!" (Cecil Road Primary School, Kent)

"Thanks again for your visit yesterday. I've had nothing but positive comments from staff and children about it!" (Noak Bridge Primary, Essex)

Why not watch the YouTube footage from one of G.B. Strong's visits...

There are a few dates remaining to book for this term or alternatively, look ahead to next term and get in touch with a click here!