• Cross-curricular approaches to Writing
• Moderation/ scrutiny of work
• Marking/ feedback guidance
Creative Writing Classes
MOON LANE BOOKS SATURDAY CLASSES
We will be hosting our SATURDAY MORNING COURSE for young writers aged 9-13 years (with some flexibility on age limits!) at the beautiful Moon Lane Books, 300 Stanstead Road, SE23 1DE.
Saturday 27th April- Saturday 25th May:
9:45- 10:45am each week
EMAIL TO BOOK FOR NEXT TERM!
Come along to grow into a truly great writer! This is a friendly group for young writers who want to refine and enhance their skills by enjoying fun activities with an experienced specialist teacher. Our engaging and exciting sessions will cover fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
The cost for the course is £75, including materials.
Places are limited and filling fast, so get in touch now to book your spot!
As always, subsidised places are available- please do get in touch if the cost of the class might prevent your child from accessing our classes.
NEXT TERM DATES!
Saturday 8th June- Saturday 20th July:
9:45- 10:45am each week
£105 for the 7-week term, with subsidised places available as always.
EMAIL TO BOOK FOR NEXT TERM!
Foxglove Forest School and Write Sparks present…
Outdoor creative writing inspired by Forest School skills and exploring nature.
At Grow Mayow, Mayow Park, Sydenham
Wednesday 29th May
Shorter day of 9am-1pm available for all children and essential for 4 year olds.
Join us for Forest School fun, Creative Writing, outdoor play, art, crafts, games and lots of seasonal adventures!
Ages 4 -11 years
Cost: £70 full day, £40 half day.
5% sibling discount
Subsidised places available- please email for details.
The workshops will be run by Holly Dabbs, a qualified teacher and Forest School leader and Sarah Parrott, a qualified teacher and Writing consultant.
Email now to book, or for more details.
MINI WRITE SPARKS!
Come and join me once per month at Moon Lane Books (SE23) from 9:30-10:30am for a messy, creative Mark Making Workshop!
Suitable for 1-3 year olds (or thereabouts!)
TUESDAY 19th MARCH AT 9:30am
TUESDAY 23rd APRIL AT 9:30am
TUESDAY 21st MAY AT 9:30am
£10 in advance (book by email)
Mark making isn't just scribbling!
Research has proven it is important for:
- Language and brain development
- Creative expression
- Taking the first steps towards writing
We'll be using paints, chalks, toys, foam, crayons and so much more! It will be messy, creative fun- they'll be learning without realising, but don't come in your best clothes! Come along to support your child in their journey towards writing and towards starting school!
Email now to book or to find out more!
SMALLPRINT BOOKS CLASSES
We will be holding monthly Creative Writing workshops for 7-9 year olds at Smallprint Books, Forest Hill. We use technology, games, drama and mysteries to inspire and develop writing skills in a fun and relaxed environment.
Keep your eyes peeled for future dates- we'll announce them here and on our Instagram feed!
Places on all of our courses are strictly limited, so email: firstname.lastname@example.org to book and pay for your place now!
If the costs, or age limits, are preventing your child from accessing this group and you feel that they could benefit from joining, please email me to see how we could accommodate your needs. email@example.com
Moon Lane Ink
"Thank you so much! We are so proud to have hosted your incredible Write Sparks course. Your energy and creativity is a joy and we love it being under our roof!"
A Happy Parent
"Thanks Write Sparks for a wonderfully creative week at Moon Lane Books. L discovered a literary streak she never knew she had!"
About Write Sparks
Igniting the Imaginations of Young Writers
Write Sparks was established in January 2018 with the aim of inspiring and supporting young writers. Through our creative writing clubs, special events and support for schools, we hope to encourage young people to love to write. There has been a great deal of energy, quite rightly, placed on ‘Reading for Pleasure’ in recent years. We would love to inspire more young people to find pleasure in writing too, both in and outside of school.
Sarah Parrott BA (Hons) PGCE (M) QTS
In over ten years of working in Primary Schools, I have been a class teacher, lead for ‘Raising Achievement in Writing’ and Head of English. Every graded observation of my career has been ‘outstanding’ and I have developed a reputation for innovative practice. For two years, I wrote a termly column in Teach Magazine and in 2016 my blog was ranked one of the top ten education blogs in the UK. I devour children’s books and I am a judge for BBC Radio 2’s ‘500 Words’ national story writing competition for young writers, in association with Oxford University Press.
Services for Schools
I can tailor packages to support teachers, support staff, subject leaders and SLT to improve progress and attainment in Writing across your school.
This can be adapted to suit your needs, but might include:
• Leading phase/ staff meetings
• Action planning in response to data
• NQT/ Teacher support
• Inspiring Writing events
Liz Bennett, St. Anthony's RC Primary School
English Lead and Year 6 Teacher
"The enthusiasm and passion that Write Sparks have shown to empower our children to produce writing of a very high standard is phenomenal. The planning Write Sparks provided for our school equipped our teachers with bespoke lessons that catered for the needs of their class.
Write Sparks have supported our teaching staff to ensure that they had a thorough knowledge of the Framework, and this has proven invaluable in moderation. We have also called upon Write Sparks to carry out some 'in-house' moderation and again this has proven to be a very worthwhile exercise.
I can honestly say that through the mentoring, coaching and teaching sequences that Write Sparks have provided, our children's outcomes in Writing have been greatly improved."
Do you want to improve a special piece of writing? Have you been working on a story and need some feedback? Struggling with an ending to your article?
With years of experience as a teacher and writer, I can offer you detailed feedback on your writing. I can show you how to improve your piece; I’ll help to develop your ideas and highlight areas of grammar or sentence structure that need fixing.
This service is available for writers up to 16 years of age and for pieces of writing up to 1000 words long. If you are older, or your piece of writing is longer than 1000 words, please email me first to check whether I can accommodate your request and to offer you a quotation.
How does it work?
Contact me to arrange payment of the £15 fee.
Email me your writing at firstname.lastname@example.org
You will receive your feedback, to the email address you used to send the writing, within 7 working days.