Workshops

WORKSHOPS FOR EASTER 2020

Important update: Please read

The workshops below WILL be going ahead as planned, but will be conducted virutally. That’s good news if you don’t live nearby, as it means we will be able to welcome you into the Storymakers’ fold from wherever you are! I’m looking forward to this new way of thinking and working with your children.

In the meantime, if you would like any help with extra support for your child now they are unable to attend school, please let me know. I can work with them on a one-to-one, or small group basis via Skype. Call or email me to discuss this.

Choose from comprehension and/or vocabulary/SPAG workshops this Easter to brush up on your English skills. In addition, you can also come and join us for some creative, story writing fun.

The sessions last 2 hours and cost £20 each.

The Comprehension and Vocab/SPAG sessions are suitable for children in Years 4 and above.


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The Creative Writing sessions are suitable for children aged 7+ years.

Have fun learning how to come up with ideas, plan and write a short story in these 2-hour sessions.


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SUMMER HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS 2020 – DATES TO FOLLOW.

This summer, I will be running one week of workshops for 7-10 year-olds and in addition, a week of English Revision for Year 5’s. Please see below for details and booking.

Join me on my summer holiday creative writing bootcamp for 7-10’s.

Each workshop is a standalone session, so you can pick and choose which one you come to.

Book Trailer Workshop

Write a convincing blurb for your favourite story or a new one of your making, and we’ll turn it into a trailer. Like a film trailer, book trailers are designed to be a teaser of the story, with just enough information to pique interest, but not too much as to give away the plot! For this workshop, you will need an iPad and have the Animoto App downloaded.

Illustrated Story Book

Taking inspiration from the late, great, Judith Kerr, we will create our very own short stories, adding illustrations and a cover for a complete mini-book.

Comic Strip Writing

Can you lay out your ideas, storyboard style and add just the right amount of text to make an interesting story? Some practical skills required, but your artistic talents need not extend beyond stick men. Comic strip writing is all about the dialogue and not forgetting the all-important use of onomatopoeia – Kapow! Boom!

Video Scripts

Stories are everywhere, whether it’s an advert to help sell a product, a newsreel or even a recipe show. We’ll be scripting our own stories and bringing them to life on film. No acting skills required, but you will need an iPad and the iMovie app.

Spy School

Learn how to become a secret agent and solve your very own mysteries. We’ll be creating clues, finding suspects and motives and putting them together to form the ultimate mystery stories.

English Revision Workshops for Year 5’s

For those with the 11+ or Common Entrance Exams hanging over their heads this summer, we’ll work through each aspect of the English and verbal reasoning papers to help with last-minute revision or to keep everything ticking over and fresh in the mind.