Write! Online Writing Club

 

Write! Online Writing Club

Write! challenges and inspires keen writers wanting to explore their creative talent. Covering a wide range of topics, these small virtual classes allow gifted writers to go a step further than their school English lessons, stretching their imagination and potential.

Nurturing young talent with a passion for writing

Write! courses are all about having fun - allowing keen writers to collaborate with a small group of like minded children to air their ideas and improve their abilities.  With just 5 children in each Write! club, it’s a place to make friendships, enjoy social time outside of school and be inspired by other curious writers.

These term-time courses aren’t pre-defined and focus on shining a light on each group’s interests, whilst also exposing children to a wide breadth of genres and techniques.  Themed Write! clubs can be created for specific topics, or you can put together your own group of friends and request your own theme for a personalised course experience.

The Essentials

8-9 year olds

Day/Time: Thursdays, 4.15pm-5.15pm (GMT)

Just beginning their writing journey, these children are at the perfect age to harness their energy and enthusiasm and set the tone for their future school career. 

  • Summer 2021:  22 Aprll - 15 July (Excluding Half-term 31 May - 4 June) 
  • Autumn 2021: 16 September - 2 December (Excluding Half-term 25 October - 29 October) 

10-11 year olds

Day/Time: Tuesdays, 4.30pm-5.30pm (GMT) or Thursdays, 5.30pm-6.30pm (GMT)

At this age, children are at a critical time in their school journey. Sessions will work on building a lifelong passion for writing and help give your child confidence in other areas of school life.

  • Summer 2021: 22 April - 15 July (Excluding half-term 31 May - 4 June)  
  • Autumn 2021: 16 September - 2 December (Excluding Half-term 25 October - 29 October)
  • Autumn 2021:   14 September - 30 November (Excluding Half-term 25 October - 29 October)

11-13 year olds

Day/Time: Dates coming in Spring 2022 

At the start of their secondary school experience, keen writers may already have many stories under their belt.  Writing can be a solitary activity so children thrive with a mentor to guide and nurture them.

Write! A child-led Club

The original Write! club is driven by a fluid curriculum designed to cover a wide breadth of genres and styles to ignite children’s imaginations and spark a passion for discovering their own writing style.

Beginning with games to enhance collaboration, build social connections and have fun, the course moves on to expose children to a wide range of topics including mystery, sci-fi, classic adventure and story challenges.  As the course progresses, children can suggest the genre they want to explore further and the pace can be set by the individuals themselves.

How your child will benefit and grow

  • Inspiring a lifelong love of writing and storywriting 
  • Fostering critical thinking, problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Increased confidence in collaboration, speaking and writing
  • Gaining a clear knowledge of story structure and writing strategies

Structure & Format

  • 10 mins - Warm-up and an introduction to the session, designed to revise knowledge and inspire creative ideas
  • 40 mins - focused writing time with specific guidance for each child 
  • 10 mins - Reflect and Share as a group to boost confidence and consolidate learning

Parents will be sent a Zoom link and any relevant PDFs ahead of each lesson. 

How does the online format work?

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

Lessons are interactive and your child will be encouraged to share their ideas with others in the group. Microphones are allowed to remain on throughout lessons, so children can spontaneously share their ideas in a respectful manner. Confidence and communication skills will be nurtured in a supportive and relaxed environment. Your child will need to have writing paper and pens for each lesson- a great opportunity to buy an attractive writing journal!

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