The 2020/2021 school year finished with course 39 all about HATS! We made hats, made stories up about hats, wrote playscripts and acted them out, wore them (the hats not the playscripts) and had some fantastic descriptions, poems and stories as a result. We even had a HAT crime scene set up to encourage ‘Breaking news…’ and report-writing.
We have our own Code of Creativity (its simple title) designed by the children, a process that involved lots of enthusiastic debating and a considerable amount of snake-throwing in the room … of the pipe cleaner variety! It was energetic, lively and everyone had their say. The proper and full title given to the Code was as follows: The Simply Spiffing Crucial Code of Creativity, what what! Tally ho, PIP PIP, Bob’s your uncle! You might understand why it got shortened 🙂
On Saturday September the 4th we have our 10.00 am – 3.00 pm workshop for the editing, illustrating and cover design of the next Bonkers Book. If you like to write, draw and create, this will be a fun day. Places are still available at £25.00 per child (bring your own lunch). It promises to be hard work but as jolly as …
Now in our eighth year in Alton, we look forward to the new school year and to continuing to provide a calm space for any child aged 7(+) who loves to write and to draw. 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 one college volunteer for March 2021 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.
Pen to Paper, 07500 359308, firstname.lastname@example.org