The Storymakers Club offers various creative writing classes for children.
The creative writing club covers KS2 and youth writers up to the age of 14.
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Here’s a rundown of what’s on at the Storymakers Club.
|When||Time||Who’s it for?|
|Wednesday Creative Writing Classes|
|Wednesday Writing Club||6-7 p.m.||7+ years|
|Saturday Creative Writing Classes|
|Writer Buds||3.45-4.45 p.m.||9-10 years|
|Young Writers||5-6 p.m.||11+ years|
To optimise your child’s learning, in association with the National Curriculum, or purely to instill a love of writing, a creative writing class is a fantastic addition to their out-of-school activities. Regular writing practice encourages creativity. In addition, it builds on and reinforces current skills and learning.
At the Storymakers Writing Club we cover all types and styles of writing from story writing and planning to descriptive writing, scripts, balanced arguments and persuasive pieces, recounts and more. This provides a foundation for the transactional writing element of the English Language GCSE syllabus.
The creative writing classes at Storymakers are split into three groups.
The Wednesday Writing Club welcomes younger writers from aged 7 years. At this group, we focus on idea creation, the very basis of writing. Using various prompts, the children are encouraged to use their imagination to come up with ideas that they are free to write about in a way that makes sense to them. Also at this group, we look at use of techniques for imagery and continuation pieces.
The Writer Buds Group welcomes children aged 9-10 years. Here, we spend longer analysing and writing in a particular style. The children are given examples and guided through the process and each week, we focus on a different style of writing. This group is ideal for children who will be sitting school entrance exams in Year Six and need to prepare for the creative writing element of the tests.
Beyond Year 6, is the youth creative writing group, the Young Writers. In this group, the children are encouraged to build upon their skills as a writer, tackling more challenging exercises designed to get them thinking beyond the obvious.
Whether your child wants to learn how to plan and write stories, improve their creative writing skills, build on their knowledge and understanding of words and texts, or simply to enjoy the freedom creative writing brings, there really is something for everyone.
To encourage participation and enable a rapport to develop between participants, the groups are kept deliberately small (up to 8). We discuss, we share ideas, we share our work and we are present as a group. Together. Ultimately, this is important because I encourage the children to have their screens on so that they are fully with us. These are not just virtual lessons that you can participate in anonymously and from a distance. Being a member of the Storymakers Writing Club is about being part of a group, about belonging. It’s something special and unique.
Take a look at what’s on offer during the school holidays.
I offer various workshops during school holidays, including a week-long writing course where you get your story published! Find out more.