Monday Almost true tale of my life!
This is truth-stretching as you’ve never heard it before! Children will transform a typical event in their life into an imaginative story. Writing in the first person, we focus on tense, plot, sensory images, descriptive writing and strong conclusions. All materials included.
Tuesday Mysterious Clues and Daring Detectives -Can you solve the mystery?
In this unique workshop, each child will be given the first page of a gripping mystery novel and have the chance to finish it themselves. Where it will lead is entirely up to the writer, but one thing is certain: the story will include suspense, intrigue and red herrings!Wednesday Fabulous fire-breathing dragons (and other funtastic animal tales) Create your own fantastic animals. Breathe life into dragons, unicorns and mythical creatures and imagine the world of adventure in which they live.
Thursday Future Fiction (8–13 year olds) 10 am – 2 pm
How does the future look to you? Create a world of your own making, and the rest of mankind – do we travel by spaceship, are robots our friends, has there been an alien invasion, and what does this world look like? Do we all live in an idyllic Eden or a dysfunctional dystopia? You be the creator.
Friday Stop the presses!This is a hands-on day, with students constructing interview questions, interviewing each other, and creating a newspaper together. We explore and try our hand at feature writing, hard news, weather, police rounds and more – giving the students an appreciation of the different writing styles involved. Write and illustrate your own newspaper stories about all kinds of newsworthy characters and events!