New Virtual Drop-in Classes

 

New Virtual Drop-in Classes

Experience fun and supportive story writing classes from the comfort of your home! Inspiring classes which will allow your child to indulge in their creative side, alongside like-minded writers. Classes are small so children have plenty of individual attention, each class is limited to 4 children.

Drop-in Classes

Price: £19 per child, per class. Groups are limited to 4 children to maximise individual attention.

Children aged 10-11 years

2021 DATES:  Monday 13th & Tuesday 21st December : Festive-themed classes!

2022 DATES:  Monday 10th January: Learn how to conquer the story mountain!

New and exciting Drop-in Classes: experience the joys of writing a story!

Writing helps to improve self-esteem and confidence. Planning and writing a story in a safe and non-judgemental environment allows children to develop their self-awareness and empathy for others.

These classes give children a platform in which to present their thoughts on planning and writing a story in a fun, supportive group led by an experienced teacher. 

These classes are for children who enjoy writing. Perfect for both confident and shy children as all particpants will be nurtured to explore their voice and express their opinion. 

Go on...Dip your toes in the wonderful world of writing, without making a long-term commitment. 

How your child will benefit and grow

  • Excellent experience for indivdual growth
  • Improved confidence, self-esteem and empathy
  • Development of thinking skills and imagination
  • Practise in collaborative mindset, crucial for group activities
  • Increased communication skills

Structure & Format

Structure

  • 10 mins: Welcome and a warm-up activity e.g Would You Rather? 
  • 5 mins: Writing stimulus is shared and disscussed. Children are encouraged to share their ideas and listen to others in a warm atmosphere.
  • 40 mins: Children will enjoy pondering and writing their exciting story!
  • 5 mins: An opportunity to share extracts from your story and say goodbye!

Format

Sessions are held via Zoom and an interactive Whitboard.  Examples of themes include:

  • The Festive Season 
  • Cartoon comic strips
  • Spooky stories
  • Animal poetry
  • Sci-fi 
  • Fantasy

How does online writing work?

Parents will be emailed a Zoom link which will enable you to access your booked class. Having a stable internet connection is vital, as well as enabling your device’s microphone and camera.

 Microphones will remain on during sessions so children learn the value of listening and talking in a natural environment. Your child’s communication skills will be supported and nurtured whilst an ethos of listening with respect will be instilled in each class. However, they may be times when your child will prefer to mute their microphone so they can focus more on their writing, which is absolutely fine. 

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