Today, children’s author Sarah Griffiths visited our school to share her book ‘When the Fireflies Came’. 

‘Alex is a young boy who carries the weight of the world on his shoulders. One cold winter’s evening, nature’s magic lights the way for Alex, helping him to take control of his thoughts and emotions.
Mother Nature and her elves offer their wisdom and guidance, bringing love and hope during dark times’.


This enchanting tale teaches children self-awareness, the power of focus and how they can restore balance in an ever-changing world – particularly poignant during the last few years with the impact of COVID.

The children listened beautifully and asked some fantastic questions about the book, the inspiration behind it and what inspired Sarah herself to write.


To find out more, or if you’d like to order her book, please visit her website:


Her books are also available on Amazon. She was so very grateful to those children who ordered signed copies prior to her visit today.

We look forward to her visiting Woodlands again in the future!