workshops for schools

I visit junior and secondary schools throughout the UK.For junior schools my workshops are enabling experience designed to turn readers and writers of all abilities onto writing their own work. I use my own experience and stories as gateways to discussion, action and creation.

“Dan Anthony gave a fantastic workshop in our school, ranging from year 5 to year 7 and he was a big hit with the children.  With my own eyes I witnessed rapt attention from the most reluctant readers!”

J.Wells, year 7 tutor, Oundle and King's Cliffe Middle School, Northants

A new children’s book and online workshop from Dan Anthony

When Caitlin discovers a dog stuck in a bush down by the river her world is turned upside down. As Christmas approaches, parrots, cats, pigeons, chinchillas and submarine spies transform Caitlin’s life into an unspeakably thrilling, funny and heart-warming adventure.

‘Submarine Spies and the Unspeakable Thing is set in a small Welsh town that is nowhere near as quiet as you’d expect! Caitlin keeps a cool head as she is plunged into a world of secret agents, international espionage and theoretical physics.  This is an adventure with a smart protagonist, this is a blast!’

Kate North

COVID-19 means that many children have lost contact with physical books and reading for pleasure. This free, online, live, interactive one-hour session with author Dan Anthony, brings his highly regarded writing and reading workshops for schools back to life and into the post-COVID learning environment.

For more details about workshop for years 4,5 and 6 and to pre-order copies of Submarine Spies and the Unspeakable Thing, contact Dan Anthony:

‘The Last Big One workshop was extremely successful: students (and staff) enjoyed it, pupils who thought that they were “no good at English” realised that they could unleash their imagination, and they were given more confidence in their ability. It was particularly ‘boy friendly’ but girls were equally engrossed in the activities and got a tremendous amount out of the project. There was a lovely balance of support and freedom for the students, and they produced some of the best imaginative writing that we have seen from them’.

Kirsty Price – Head of English, Whitchurch High School, Cardiff.

For more information about my workshops for schools please call me on 07766 387168 or e-mail me at