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1. Book this camp only if you agree to our Terms & Conditions.
2. For the avoidance of doubt, in the event of a national or local lockdown, imposition of any restrictive tiers, we will issue credit notes. We will not process a refund. NO EXCEPTIONS.
3. Our normal cancellation policy will be applied if a parent cancels their booking (s). NO EXCEPTIONS.
***FACE-TO-FACE CREATIVE WRITING CLASS WITH BRAND NEW TOPICS, PROJECTS AND DISCUSSIONS***
Attendance: Children are expected to attend on a weekly basis (rollover sessions are available in line with the selected package).
Location: SCI. 14 Belgrave Square. Belgravia. SW1X 8PS.
Tutor-Child Ratio: 1:12 (strictly minimum 5 children, maximum 12 children). We will offer you an alternative course if the course is fully booked or if the course does not open or if at any time, for any reason during the term, there are fewer than five children enrolled until the end of the term.
Resources for the session: Children will need to have access to stationery, including pens or pencils and paper. We provide all resources.
Non-contact registration and dismissal procedure: Children are registered and dismissed using our exclusive non-contact Security code system. Our registration and dismissal process takes place outside the venue. No exceptions.
What is creative writing? Creative writing is a style of writing that encompasses a range of different genres and styles and goes beyond conventional fiction writing.
What is the purpose of developing creative writing skills? Creative writing develops a child’s ability to think critically and apply their imagination through a series of fun and engaging tasks.
The importance of learning creative writing: Creative writing is one of the core components of common entrance assessments including 7+ and 11+. Moreover, creative writing develops children’s overall creativity. Creativity is a highly valued skill for the twenty-first century as it encourages people to think beyond the ordinary and consider other ways to solve problems. Creativity also empowers people to think of novel approaches to real world problems. In addition, creative writing provides a platform for children to practice their communication skills, writing skills and critical thinking. Children are encouraged to consider any feedback provided and to self-reflect on their work.
About this course: This face-to-face course has been designed for children to enjoy, have fun and learn. Our Creative Writing Saturday classes are small to enable tutors and children greater scope for interaction, dialogue, questions and answers. We motivate children to develop their debating and public speaking skills while having fun.
Academic impact: Creative writing fosters independent thinking as children are encouraged to check their work for fluency, clarity and accuracy. The creative writing planning process helps children organise their thoughts and structure their writing in a coherent way. Children will develop their skills in reading, comprehension and critical thinking as they consider different viewpoints and learn new techniques to implement in their writing. Children will learn higher level writing techniques to develop their plot, setting and characters to create suspense and drama.
Differentiation: At Richer Education, we understand that ‘one size does not fit all‘. Therefore, our tutors and mentors differentiate the content of our sessions. We ensure that all children, regardless of their level of knowledge, are engaged at the appropriate level and pace.
Introduction to creative writing, the setting, the plot, the characters, writing good dialogue, developing your protagonist, an adventure story, finding the right words, using dialogue effectively, creating a believable story, creating suspense and drama, a space story, viewpoint, the voice in the darkness, a spy story, listening and responding to feedback, critical thinking and writing, self-reflection. Analysing Evidence.
IN THIS COURSE, CHILDREN WILL:
• Learn about the fundamentals of creative writing
• Use a range of different grammatical and punctuation techniques in creative writing
• Understand the importance of writing an effective plot and avoid cliches
• Apply their imagination and to create an interesting and intriguing story
• Learn how to create believable, yet complex characters through dialogue, setting and viewpoint
• Demonstrate an understanding of how to develop suspense and drama in a short piece of writing
• Listen to and respond to feedback given from tutors and peers
• Develop their abilities to proofread their work and put into practice any feedback provided
• Work under timed conditions including writing a detailed plan for a creative piece of writing
EXTRA-CURRICULAR IMPACT: THE DEVELOPMENT OF SKILLS FOR LIFE
From experience, we notice that parents tend to be more focused on consistently getting their children to develop solid skills that would enable them to communicate in a clear, structured and concise way. Most parents appear to be eager to get their children to develop their speaking skills and ability to express themselves verbally in front of a group which also helps to build confidence, resilience and teamwork. The emphasis is on fun, yet we inspire learning about concepts through dialogue and questioning.