UK and International School Specialists
Working with over 5000 schools in the UK
Over 800 International Schools in more than 65 countries.
Rachel Sambrooks
Rachel Sambrooks

All About Rachel Sambrooks

Rachel is a comedy writer whose work has been broadcast on BBC Radio, after airing ‘What’s the Offside Rule’ Victoria Derbyshire declared it ‘brilliant’ which is praise indeed.

Her work has been broadcast on Newsjack, Rose D’Or winning comedy satire on the week’s news in 2012 and 2015. Series of sketches commissioned for 4AM Cab podcast and commissioned for ZuBox TV animation, comedy sketches.

Rachel’s School Visits

Comedy for Kids, with poetry and stories at Soho Theatre, Laughing Sole Kids Comedy, Stroud Fringe family comedy show.  Finalist ‘Sitcom Trials’ Edinburgh Fringe.

Stand By Your Nan/Eve : intergenerational spoken word show of poetry and stories funded by Arts Council England.

Origami Poetry Café: Bespoke poetry on board a canal boat .

Arts Award Talks – at Bromley and Bexleyheath Libraries.

Royal Marsden Hospital – interactive fun stories, with pirates, dragons, princesses and new made up stories too.

Sutton Libraries Reading Challenge Ceremony – Tales of the Norse Gods

Pirate Party, Folkestone telling tales of women pirates as ‘Pirate Kate’

Here Be Dragons! Inclusive puppet show and workshop making dragon sock and stick puppets for children with or without communication difficulties.

Rachel’s Books

The Strangest Sandwich in the World


What’s in the Strangest Sandwich in the World? Where’s my glue, I have no clue? What’s in your strangest sandwich? Why don’t earwigs have ears or wigs? Why am I in the back of the car? How many more questions? Silly stuff and more in this spoken word sandwich full of fun fillings, panto poetry and wonderful wordplay.


Stand by Your Nan


A poignant and funny collection of poems inspired by the author’s grandmother, putting a spotlight on the stories of unsung women and celebrating personal histories.

Rachel enjoys taking this book into schools to increase intergenerational understanding.

Recommendations & Reviews

“We have really loved having you around Hounslow these last few months. Thankyou for all your hard work in a very short space of time!! You really did reach all ages of children in our library. I never failed to be amazed at the talent out there – we should be doing more things to encourage their writing and performing and confidence. I will never get over the shock of seeing 14 young people on stage wanting to tell their story – I would have been amazed at half that.” – Ann Cartwright, Hounslow Library Service

“Many thanks for inviting us to the session with Rachel yesterday. The children got so much out of it and it really feeds into what we will be doing in class.” – Maz Whittaker, Worple Primary School

To Make a Booking

To make an enquiry about Rachel, or any of the other authors, poets & illustrators listed on this website, please phone Trevor Wilson on +44 (0) 1535 656015, or email him at