*Book now for Autumn 2021*
The 12-week Creative Writing Course has been specially designed for Years 4-6 children, including those taking the 11+ exams. Your child must be in Years 4-6 in September 2021 (or the equivalent if outside the UK). The aim of the course is to build and feed your child’s love of creative writing. It seeks to inspire and encourage a love of writing and will be fun-filled but with hard work along the way!
Creative Writing Course Details:
In the first six sessions, 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 six sessions, we focus on learning how to structure a story, including describing the character and setting, as well as learning how to create a powerful story starter and first paragraph.
- Each session is for 1.5 hours.
- There will be a maximum of 6 children per class.
- The course is led by a highly experienced teacher.
- It takes place online.
- Our Creative Writing Skills book is used during the course to accompany the sessions and must be bought directly by the client through Amazon.
**NEW DATES FOR THE AUTUMN TERM 2021**
Time: Mondays 5-6.30pm
Dates: 6th September 2021, 13th September, 20th September, 27th September, 4th October, 11th October, 25th October, 1st November, 8th November, 15th November, 22nd November, 29th November.
NB: There is no lesson on the 18th October for the half term holiday.
Dates: 16th September 2021, 23rd September, 30th September, 7th October, 14th October, 28th October, 4th November, 11th November, 18th November, 25th November, 2nd December, 9th December
NB: There is no lesson on the 21st October for the half term holiday.
Time: Saturdays 9-10.30am
Dates: 11th September, 18th September, 25th September, 2nd October, 9th October, 16th October, 30th October, 6th November, 13th November, 20th November, 27th November, 4th December.
NB: There is no lesson on the 23rd October for the half term holiday.
**DATES FOR THE SUMMER TERM 2021**
Time: Saturdays 9am – 10.30am
Dates: 17th April, 24th April, 1st May, 8th May, 15th May, 22nd May, 29th May, 12th June, 19th June, 26th June, 3rd July, 10th July 2021.
NB: There is no lesson on 5th June for the half term holiday.
Time: Fridays 4.15pm – 5.45pm
Dates: 16th April, 23rd April, 30th April, 7th May, 14th May, 21st May, 28th May, 11th June, 18th June, 25th June, 4th July, 9th July 2021.
NB: There is no lesson on 4th June for the half term holiday.
Time: Thursdays 4.30pm – 6pm
Dates: 22nd April, 29th April, 6th May, 13th May, 20th May , 27th May, 10th June, 17th June, 24th June, 1st July, 8th July, 15th July 2021.
NB: There is no lesson on 3rd June for the half term holiday.
Time: Wednesdays 4.30pm – 6pm
Dates: 21st April, 28th April, 5th May, 12th May, 19th May , 26th May, 9th June, 16th June, 23rd June, 30th June, 7th July, 14th July 2021.
NB: There is no lesson on 2nd June for the half term holiday.
We are thrilled to have our Creative Writing Course reviewed and featured in West London Kids:
“My daughter attended the 12 week Creative Writing course and thoroughly enjoyed it. Her writing came on tremendously and I love that she saw it as a fun activity to go to rather than what is basically English tuition in small groups. The creative writing text book which goes with the course is great and between that and the course her writing is now a pleasure to read. She loved her course tutor as well and looked forward to going each week. I would highly recommend this course to all children between age 9 and 11 and I will definitely consider sending my son when he is the right age for the course.” (parent)
“I wanted to let you know how thrilled I am at the progress [my son] is making with his writing doing your course. This week he had to complete a piece of writing for school and sat down to it without any meltdown, no fuss and wrote a great piece using all the skills you have taught and was very excited with the result – reading me out various descriptive sentences. Honestly it’s the best result of lock down for me.” (parent)
“My daughter is 9 years old and loves creative writing. She did the Bright Light Creative Writing course and absolutely loved it! The course started face to face and then moved online when social distancing measures began and both worked perfectly. The course gently introduces the children to different skills to improve their writing and as the course progresses, the skills are combined and the children begin to write their own stories. My daughter looked forward to her creative writing class each week and grew in confidence as the course progressed. She is able to identify the different techniques writers use to make their stories engaging and imaginative and to use these skills in her own writing. The course is well structured and suitable for all abilities.” (parent)
“My daughter has transitioned to the online creative writing lessons easily. The lessons are stimulating and she is always engaged with her learning. The Zoom platform makes it easy for all participants to contribute to the discussions and to share their ideas. Using on screen slides the children can follow the course and can also email their writing to the course tutor to provide further feedback. I highly recommend this creative writing course.” (parent)
“My 9 year old absolutely loved your creative writing course. Every week she built on her existing skills, she was challenged (in a good way!) and the feedback was encouraging and useful. The tutor was super friendly and the course has really helped to grow her confidence and given her the skills to write with greater depth. Thank you!” (parent)
“A big thanks to all of you. [My son] was so pleased and excited after his Creative Writing lesson. That was the first time when he was so relaxed and excited since he started taking online classes during lockdown. Thank you so much for your help.” (parent)
“My daughter enjoyed so much the creative writing course. The tutor was not only attentive and inspirational to her students but also provides very constructive and useful feedback for students’ homework. I have noticed a significant improvement to my daughter’s writing during and after the completion of the course. I will definitely recommend this course with its brilliant course structure and quality of tutor!” (parent)