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Creative Writing Club

Creative Writing Club is having a mini-makeover. It will remain as bright and beautiful as before, but with a little nip and tuck.

As of 4th May, the format will change slightly. For the first 15-20 minutes, children will be invited* to take part in a group activity, with Natasha leading the way. Each week will have a theme – sometimes this will be linked to a specific day or event, others may appear more random!

For the rest of the session, the group may choose to continue with the suggested theme, or go off on a tangent.

We will trial the new format for three months, to give it  a fair chance. Hopefully the children (and parents) will welcome the change.

The sessions will continue to be a drop-in, with no need to book. We suggest age 6+. Parents do not stay, although you are welcome to chill out in the cafe corner. Juice and biscuits will still be provided and drawing will, as always, be highly encouraged.

*If any child wishes to do their own thing from the beginning, that’s absolutely fine.


4th May: Star Wars Day – space will be our setting.

11th May: Link to Book Club (The Closest thing to Flying) – imagine finding someone’s diary.

18th May: Author, Lexi Rees will be joining us.

25th May: Maps – we will draw maps to kick start our stories.

1st June: Family Trees – create a family tree, which links characters together.

8th June: Alice Day! We will be creating topsy-turvy, nonsense poems.

15th June: Dads feature in so many wonderful tales. Who is your favourite?

22nd June: Surprise!

29th June: Knock-knock…International Joke Day is on the 1st July. What makes something funny?

6th July: Pick a prompt – it’s a lucky dip with a difference.

13th July: Story cubes for zany mini tales.

20th July: It’s the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. We are astronauts.

27th July: J.K.Rowling’s birthday is on the 31st – create your own magical creature or a new cohort of children for Hogwarts.



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