Delighted to have begun our ninth year in Alton, we look forward to continuing to provide a calm space for any child aged 7(+) who loves to write and to draw and those aged 11(+) who would like to work with us to become young mentors and volunteers.
The long version of the next course, Course 41 which begins on 6th November, is (deep breath): “The Terrifying Cinco de Easter Pancakes from Santa’s Romantic Saint Patrick’s Fireworks Eve Course”, which is (easily) shortened to: SPOOKTACULAR FESTIVE EGGSTRAVAGANZA. Basically, it means we are going to celebrate lots of different holidays and traditions during the 6-week course. Thanks to the children for coming up with that one and to Henry for his creative title …
With our volunteers, Josh, Harriet, Caity and Carina on hand to help the children get their ideas down onto paper, this year promises sparkles and surprises in bucket loads. Want to join? Contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details or fill out the Application Form below and send it in.
What We Do: At Pen to Paper we teach literacy skills in a fun and interactive way, in a friendly and supportive environment. We use a wide variety of fun activities, tasks and games to help children aged 7-11 to develop creative writing skills, explore their imaginations, creative thinking skills and self-expression. A strong emphasis is put on developing social skills, making friendships, and building self-confidence and self-esteem.
Working alongside the school curriculum to support and complement academic learning, we operate in an informal and non-pressured setting.
When and Where: Courses run on Saturday mornings from 9.30 am to 11.00 am at the Alton Maltings Centre, Alton, with the occasional double. Places are strictly limited at a cost of £25.00 per child, per six-week course.
Self-Development: When children move onto secondary school they have the opportunity to come back to work as Young Mentors and then at sixth form/college they can come in to work as Volunteers which helps with the volunteering category of such schemes as the Duke of Edinburgh. Do get in touch if you would like to volunteer. We are currently looking for two college volunteers for January 2022 onwards (Enhanced DBS check an essential) for a three-, six- or twelve-month commitment.
Who We Are: Run by course leader Sarah Lucas – writer, publisher, workshop provider and language tutor – courses are held during term-time avoiding half-term holiday weekends where possible. Now in its seventh year, Pen to Paper has been successful in its bid for funds to cover the school year 2020-2021 from the National Lottery’s Community Fund.
Where to Find Information: Contact Sarah on 01420 587351 or at email@example.com for more details.
Want to talk to us about your child’s literacy needs? We look forward to hearing from you.
Pen to Paper, 07500 359308, firstname.lastname@example.org