We are thrilled to announce the winners of our 1st Creative Writing Competition for children living in West London.
The competition was open to all children living in West London* from ages 7-13.
*Boroughs include Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Harrow, Richmond upon Thames, Hillingdon, Hounslow as well as Wandsworth in South London.
Group 1: 7-9 year olds (Year 3 and Year 4 children)
Group 2: 9-11 year olds (Year 5 and Year 6 children)
Group 3: 11-13 year olds (Year 7 and Year 8 children)
The theme of the competition was “London”.
Huge CONGRATULATIONS to all the finalists who reached the top 5 in your age group. WELL DONE!
The first round was judged by a selection of creative writing specialists.
The final round was judged by local author, Faye Bird. Faye Bird is the author of My Second Life and What I Couldn’t Tell You. Her lastest book is My Secret Lies With You. She is also a Patron of Reading at Elthorne High School.
CREATIVE WRITING COURSES
We run 12-week Creative Writing Courses for children aged 9-13 years. In the first 6-week block, we focus on learning different skills or techniques, including mastering figurative language, using the Show Don’t Tell technique, and learning how to build suspense effectively. In the second 6-week block, we focus on learning how to structure a story, including how to create powerful story starters, character and setting descriptions, and how to develop the storyline.
CREATIVE WRITING BOOK
Creative Writing Skills is designed for any child striving to develop their creative writing skills. It is particularly aimed at Key Stage Two children, as well as those sitting an entrance school examination such as the 11 plus. The book is a combination of textbook and workbook. After learning about each technique, there is an activity for the child to work through, to consolidate their understanding.