Creative writing

Introduction to creative writing

10 to 12 years old – 27 to 28 May 2019 – 9.30 to 4.30pm

Great writing skills can benefit students in many areas including improved test scores, boosted self-confidence, and increased readiness in expression. However when it comes to writing, students may sometimes feel that they lack ideas or may have so many ideas that they don’t know how to narrow them down. This workshop introduces students to different genres of creative writing – for example, biographies, fairy tales or scary ones, fantasies, short stories, and journals – and the various elements of the writing process.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for students at lower secondary level who need some guidance to get their imagination engaged and ready for take-off in the world of creative writing. Regardless of their proficiency level, this workshop will inspire and instruct even the most reluctant writer.

Creative writing basics

13 – 15 years old – 30 to 31 May 2019 – 9.30 to 4.30pm

Children are often eager to express their thoughts, ideas, and experiences. Writing provides a wonderful and fulfilling avenue for children to share their artistic expression and stimulate their imagination. Writing also helps children make sense of, clarify, and develop new learning and thinking. This course builds your child’s knowledge of creative writing and helps them to understand what good writing looks like and sounds like. They will be introduced to narrative writing, poetry, sensory detail, journaling, and more in a fun and energising surrounding.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for students at upper primary level. Students don’t need to have a background in writing; that’s what this course is for – to equip them with the basics of creative writing!