THe Writing Den: What is it?

The Writing Den is a creative writing club for children between the ages of 6 and 11 (school years 1 - 6.) It is not school, though as a qualified teacher, the activities I plan complement the school curriculum. 

Bookspiration
Happy writer
Books Galore!
Stationary pot
Children writing on cushions on the floor
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Children inspired by film
Boys planning ideas
Boys writing side by side
Children sharing stories
Sorting emotions
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Friends who write together...
Creative thinking
Sharing ideas
Group writing

Why? What are the benefits?

Children are naturally playful, imaginative and creative. Yet, somewhere in childhood we often teach them to leave these qualities behind in favour of 'getting it right.' Many 11 year olds will understand how to write a sentence using fronted adverbials and relative clauses, yet their writing voice may have lost the zing it had when they were smaller.

The Writing Den benefits children by:

  • Encouraging a love of language, books and storytelling.

  • Building confidence in reluctant or hesitant writers.

  • Nurturing writing talent.

  • Providing a safe form of self expression.

  • Improving writing skills including spelling, punctuation and grammar.

  • Stimulating the imagination.

  • Establishing your child's unique voice, giving them the freedom to be bold and go wild with a pen.

What do the parents say?

You've done an amazing job with Jonny and his confidence has increased leaps and bounds. He doesn't get upset about writing anymore. He's much more free-spirited with his ideas now.

Abby, Parent

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Oh my goodness Tracy. Seth enjoyed his time in The Writing Den this afternoon. He immediately said he wanted to go back as we were walking home.

Kelly, Parent

Freya loved it and asked if she was going back to The Writing Den tomorrow.

My son hated writing yet he loves coming to The Writing Den. Thank-you for inspiring him to want to write.

The workshops are fun and exciting.

I've learnt a lot.

Natalie Parent

Shereen, Parent

Ian, Young Author

Where?

MONDAYS

The Mill House

Marshgate Drive, Hertford, SG13 7JY

NEW TERM: 10th January 2022

TUESDAYS

Seth Ward Community Centre

Luynes Rise, Buntingford, SG9 9SG

NEW TERM: 11th January 2022

When?

Times are the same at both venues:

4.15pm - 5.00pm

For children aged 6 - 8

(School years 1, 2 and 3)

5.15pm - 6.00pm

For children aged 9 - 11

(School years 4, 5 and 6)

How much?

5 week discounted block

 

£37.50

OR

Pay as you go

 

£9 per session

Pre-book at

www.bookwhen.com/thewritingden