Whilst all courses are currently cancelled at the Alton Maltings due to Covid-19, learning continues with Course 35, How to Write a Scary Story, on-line and through postal information packs. One-to-one teaching is also available. If you have not signed up and would be interested in enrolling, kindly download an application form and either post it or take a screen shot and send it in. Not signed up but would like a pack for home-schooling? Let us know by emailing: email@example.com stating the child’s age, current school, favourite book or author and what kind of genre they are interested in – mystery writing, poetry, factual writing or other.
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: At present, sessions are held on-line through remote learning with resources provided. When we return to normal they will revert to Saturday mornings from 9.30 am to 11.00 am at the Alton Maltings Centre, Alton, with the occasional double. Places are limited to twenty children at a cost of £20.00 per child, per course.
Self-Development: When children move onto secondary school they have the opportunity to come back to work as Young Mentors and then at college they can come in to work as Volunteers which helps with the volunteering category of such schemes as the Duke of Edinburgh.
Who We Are: Run by course leader Sarah Lucas – writer, publisher, workshop provider and language tutor, the courses are held during term-time avoiding half-term holiday weekends where possible. Now in its sixth year, Pen to Paper has been successful in its bid for 2020/2021 from the National Lottery’s Community Fund. We are over the moon about the money and whilst we wait for it to appear in our bank account, we would like to say a massive and heart felt thank you to those local businesses and private individuals who have kept us going since September 2019.
Course 35: How to Write a Scary Story: this course begins shortly. We will be looking at the subject in a series of six easy steps that include seeing everyday things in a very different light, with how-to videos and plenty of opportunities to raid the larder! Bookings are currently being taken at £20.00 per child for the 6-week course.
Where to Find Information: Contact Sarah on 01420 587351 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details, including to request a copy of the course booklet which contains:
- the aims of each course
- full terms and conditions
- Safeguarding Policy
- Child Protection Policy Statement
- Certificate of Public Liability Insurance, and
- directions to the Maltings.
An Application Form and list of testimonials is also available upon request.
Pen to Paper, 07500 359308, email@example.com