Summer Events 2019


Summer Events 2019
We are holding a series of booster workshops over the summer, open to children age 7-11 from all schools.


1) Our end of term booster workshop will be held on Saturday 27 July from 10am to 12 midday at The Old Chapel, 3 Queens Passage, Chislehurst BR7 5AP


2) Our back to school booster workshop will be held on Saturday 31 August: 10am-12 midday at The Old Chapel, 3 Queens Passage, Chislehurst BR7 5AP


The workshops will cost £15 per session. Both workshops will feature creative writing games, a ‘freestyle’ session as we allow the children to pursue and discover their own writing genre,and will end with some classic storytelling.


Prior online booking essential as we are advertising this widely and expect to be booked up.

To book, please click here to go to our events page.

Enrol your child


If your school is not listed below, please contact us

Upcoming Events

Title Date Location
Back to School Booster Workshop 31 Aug 2019 The Old Chapel, 3 Queens Passage, Chislehurst BR7 5AP
Red Hill Primary (Autumn Term) 16 Sep 2019 Red Hill, Chislehurst BR7 6DA, UK
Marian Vian Primary School (Autumn Term) 16 Sep 2019 Shirley Crescent, Elmers End, Beckenham, BR3 4AZ
La Fontaine Academy (Autumn term) 16 Sep 2019 Nightingale Lane, Bromley BR1 2SQ, UK
St George CE Primary (Autumn term) 16 Sep 2019 Tylney Rd, Bromley BR1 2RL, UK
John Ball Primary School (Autumn term) 17 Sep 2019 Southvale Road, London, UK
St Nicholas CE Primary School (Autumn Term) 17 Sep 2019 Church Lane, Chislehurst, UK
Scotts Park Primary (Autumn Term) 17 Sep 2019 Orchard Road, Bromley BR1 2PR
St Mark's CE Primary (Autumn Term) 17 Sep 2019 Aylesbury Rd, Bromley BR2 0QR

Past Events

Title Date Location
End of Term Booster Workshop 27 Jul 2019 The Old Chapel, 3 Queens Passage, Chislehurst BR7 5AP

About us


Writing Champions Ltd does what it says on the tin! From reluctant writers to budding novelists, we believe that every child should be a champion in writing. We run creative writing workshops for children in London and Kent.

Our aim is to encourage all children to imagine, explore and create in written form, in the process developing their confidence in writing and creative thinking. We truly believe that developing the ability to reason and express oneself creatively is an important aspect of childhood development.



About us

What we offer


Our creative writing workshops

Through our creative writing workshops, we provide a high energy, fun and nurturing environment for children to explore their imagination and express themselves in written form. Our workshop structure combine several years of experience as teachers, parents and authors to offer quality and stimulating workshops for your children. We keep our range of writing activities interesting and varied so that children keep coming back term after term!

How we do it

We partner with local schools and organisations to instil and develop a genuine love of writing in children, which we hope will stay with them for life. We carefully design our lesson plans around themes that would engage and intrigue children. We incorporate a range of learning styles to keep the children engaged. The link below provides some examples of what we cover in our workshops - please click the green icon below to find out more

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Benefits for children


Writing is an important form of self-expression, and this is particularly so for children. It promotes self-reflection and a genuine love for stories and arts.  Having the opportunity to write creatively also translates beyond English as it involves reasoning and processing skills.  

We run our classes because we want children to:

  • develop their creative writing skills
  • increase their confidence in writing
  • use writing to explore and convey emotions
  • developing a genuine love of literacy, independent of tests and exams
  • know that writing can be fun!

Testimonials


We have been using Writing Champions as an after school club this half term and are extremely impressed. The children are really enjoying the club and the bubbling noise of excitement can be heard across the school! It is lovely to see so many children engaged in creative writing. We will definitely be using Writing Champions in the future."

Ms Poynter, Literacy LeadScotts Park Primary School

Taylor absolutely loves to write, especially short stories and your classes have helped enhance her vocabulary and creativity. Your classes have given her the confidence to share her short stories with family and friends, whereas before she felt her work wasn’t good enough. We all agree her expression, use of similes and content have greatly improved and it is a pleasure to read her work."

KellyRed Hill school

As a parent I have been really impressed by the careful planning and structured approach taken to the sessions. An outline of what will be covered in class is shared with parents at the beginning of term which is very helpful. The tutors are well engaged and always at hand to provide feedback at the end of the sessions. I also liked the certificate (or bookmark!) of achievement given to the children at the end of the term which makes them proud of the work they have done and the new skills learnt."

La Fontaine School

My son was a reluctant writer and reluctant reader before attending the creative writing sessions. After a term at Writing Champions, I have seen his interest in reading improve. He has even spontaneously picked up a pen and paper to write his own stories!"

Mrs RanaLa Fontaine School

My child really enjoys Writing Champions. She comes home enthusiastic about the sessions and having produced some wonderfully imaginative stories in various styles. I can really see the progress she is making and confidence growing. I also appreciate the easy and efficient online booking system and the clear communications from Writing Champions."

FayLa Fontaine School

Writing Champions have been running a creative writing club at our school now for two terms and it has been a very positive experience for all involved. The club is well organised and run by engaging staff members. The school has not had to be involved with any of the club admin and can fully rely on the team to ensure that it runs smoothly each week. The children who have attended so far have been excited about attending the club and full of praise for Miles who runs our sessions. It has been lovely to see some of our less confident writers have the opportunity to express themselves through their creative writing and expand upon their own ideas week by week."

Ms Harman, Literacy leadSt Nicholas School

I really liked the sessions. The teacher was nice and supportive and was one of the best I ever had. The lessons were fun and imaginative. One of the best clubs I've ever been to."

Eva, Year 5John Ball Primary School

Team


Damisi

Director

Damisi is a writer and poet and has published several pieces of poetry and short stories in literary magazines.

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Farahin

Workshop Leader

Farahin has a BA degree in Psychology with Education at University College London.

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Miles

Workshop Leader

Miles is a graduate in international Politics with a wealth of coaching experience.

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Janet

Curriculum Consultant

Janet is a qualified English teacher and tutor. She supports the design of the workshop plans

Nuria

Office Manager

Nuria has a degree in Business Studies and extensive experience in administration and marketing

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Marie

Workshop Leader and Marketing Manager

Marie has a BA in English Literature, and is in the process of writing a memoir. She wants children of all abilities to feel confident in expressing themselves through writing.

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Barbara

Workshop Leader

Barbara has experience working with children as an ESL teacher for three years.

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Frequently Asked Questions


 No! We provide pens, papers, and materials for all our classes. All your child needs to bring is themselves
We currently run our workshops from a selected number of schools and may be interested in working in partnership with your child’s school. If you are interested in us operating from your child’s school, please contact us to discuss further.
Our lessons are designed for children who are able to write independently. Our current workshops are designed for key stage 2 pupils (year 3 - 6).
We regret to say that we do not accept childcare vouchers at this time

Work with us


Creative writing tutor - South East London and Kent

We are always on the look out for outstanding tutors operating within the education, teaching or creative writing field.

If you think you may be interested in working with us, please complete the form below and upload your CV

What we ask for
  • Personality, Energy and Drive
  • Experience of working within the education, teaching or literacy field (we will also consider trainee teachers / university students)
  • Genuine passion for and desire to work with children
  • Commitment, reliability and punctuality 

What you get
  • Experience of working within a primary school setting which may be useful for other career goals
  • Part time and / or flexible hours which may fit with other commitments 
  • The reward of working with the best group of people in the world - children!
  • A competitive salary 
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Artsmark Schools


Artsmark Schools

Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools and education settings, awarded by Arts Council England, recognising their commitment to high quality arts and cultural education. You can find out more about Artsmark at www.artsmark.org.uk.

Writing Champions is proud to be an Artsmark Partner, supporting schools and education settings on their Artsmark journey.

We offer education settings who are working towards, or currently hold an Artsmark Award, with the following opportunities:
- For Key Stage 1: one off after school creative writing work shops for key stage 2 for between £150 and £200 per workshop
- For Key Stage 2: regular after school creative writing workshops for up to 22 children, for between £60 and £80 per term

Our workshops have the following links to the English national curriculum:
Pupils [through our workshops] understand the skills, processes that are essential for writing: that is thinking out loud to explore and collect their ideas, drafting, and re-reading to check their meaning is clear, including doing so as the writing develops.

Our workshops have the following learning outcomes:
  • writing narratives about personal experiences and those of others (real and fictional)
  •  discussing and recording ideas
  • noting and developing initial ideas, drawing on reading and research where necessary
  • using other similar writing as models for their own
  • assessing the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing.
We also tailor our learning outcomes to the needs of each specific school and the agreed topic area.

To find out how Writing Champions can support your Artsmark journey, contact us at: info@writingchampions.co.uk, or on 07796921259