We can bring our story tent to your school to help with the workshops
Our writing workshops are aimed to help children construct and write excellent stories
We use a workshop approach to show and encourage children of all abilities to use their own ideas, knowledge and experience to create the stories they want to write. Our writing exercises, prompts, games and feedback on stories are all designed to promote a love of writing.
Writing can not only just help everyone increase their literacy skills. Research has shown that writing can also boost confidence, health and wellbeing as well as expand the ability to communicate and think critically.
Feedback from our children’s creative writing workshops is highly positive with parents noting changes in their child’s school work as a direct consequence of their attendance at our sessions. Further the children all enjoy the relaxed, informal and fun structure of the workshops.
The workshops follow the Key Stages of the National Curriculum and the themes help children write independently.
Children are encouraged to share their stories with other members of the workshop and we also hold storytelling events for the children to read out their stories to an audience.
We have been working with a number of local schools and we offer a variety of creative and original literacy workshops to challenge pupils and develop their creativity, thinking and writing skills whilst giving their imagination a real workout. We are very flexible and can design school specific workshops to meet your criteria and requirements. We will also write a bespoke story to read in front of the children which can also be used as a theme for their writing. Examples include:
We run our after school workshops for children from West Kirby Library, Wirral. These workshops are a series of inspiring sessions which will illuminate all aspects of creative writing including writing stories, poems, newspaper articles and plays. Through discussion exercises and examples, the workshops will teach techniques, give insight into the creative process and encourage students to achieve their writing goals and caters for all comers with a wide range of skills and abilities.
Currently our workshops are run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4pm to 5.30pm. Please get in touch for more details if you would like your child to join one of the workshops.
We also run a similar workshop on Saturdays at the Williamson Art Gallery, Oxton from 11am to 12.30pm. Please get in touch for more details if you would like your child to join this workshop.
After school and weekend workshops costs are £10.00 per child per week with 50% reduction for siblings.
Here is our Thursday group, working with West Kirby Today, and their magazine articles.
We run two creative writing workshops camps over summer at Claremont Farm and West Kirby Arts Centre. At Claremont Farm we learnt not only about writing stories but also about foraging too. On the final day we read out our stories to parents and family members in front of a campfire. Here are just a couple of quotes from summer
"It is the best holiday club my children have attended and they have been so enthusiastic – thank you"
"Thank you for a fantastic week. Emma loves being creative and has really enjoyed the writing. Definitely fills a gap in the market. She has made new friends and had a brilliant time. I’m sure she will be back."
We worked at the 2017 Cheltenham Poetry Festival, here are some of our young poets writing postcards from the future.
We provide workshops for home educated children in Wirral and Merseyside. If you are interested in your child joining one of our groups or would like us to set up a new group in your area then please get in touch for more details.
As part of our All Write Now project we will be publishing your stories into an anthology for you to keep as a proud keepsake of the workshops.
@ERHollands Hi Emma, i run the book exchanges on Merseyrail, do you wish to chat about how we got this started etc? Cheers - 16 days ago
@ERHollands Look for books and reading schemes in unexpected places. My local train company is doing this book exch https://t.co/Gr9du0B3F0 - 16 days ago