Work In Schools

I've worked in over 2,500 primary and secondary schools in 20 different countries

Reading from “Ian Billings’ Lost Property”

If you’re a teacher, a head, a guardian, a parent, a dinner supervisor or anyone connected with schools this is the page for you!

“Best thing I’ve seen in this school in thirty years!”
Iain Blaxall, Teacher, Norwich School, England

Ian Billings reading

I have worked in over 2500 schools in 20 different countries delivering creative writing workshops and my stand-up literacy show.

I try to fit in as many schools as my writing schedule allows and I love doing them!
“The students are still talking about it and we all went to work to develop interesting characters and settings in order to publish some interesting stories. I personally noticed an improvement in several students’ writing due to the details they included. This they remembered from you and I thank you.”
Mimi Attia, Le Rosey, Rolle, Switzerland

My Visits Are Usually a Mixture of All or Any of The Following


30 Minutes

Workshops For 6 And Under

Knees, Nose and Toes – How to create and draw a new character


60 Minutes

Workshops for 6 to 11 years

Character Building – secrets of how to make a compelling character
Know Your Place – how to build a fascinating story location
Finding the Plot – the nuts and bolts of narrative structure


30 & 45 Minutes

Dumbs Up!” the stand-up literacy show for 6 to 11 years – 45 minutes
Chuckle Time!” – the storytelling show for 6 and under – 30 minutes

Read My 'Teach Primary' Article, Giving You a Flavour Of What I Do In Schools

Eight Brilliant Reasons To Have Me In Your School

Would You Like Me Performing In Your School?