Creative Writing Workshops for Kids – Summer 2019

by | May 29, 2019

Creative Writing Summer Workshops at Storymakers

This summer, I will be running one week of workshops for 7-10 year-olds and in addition, a week of English Revision for Year 5’s. Please go to the Storymakers website to book.

Creative writing summer workshops with Storymakers and Nikki Young

The summer holiday creative writing bootcamp is back.

Book Trailer Workshop
5th August, 9.30 a.m – 12.30 p.m.
Write a convincing blurb for your favourite story or a new one of your making, and we’ll turn it into a trailer. Like a film trailer, book trailers are designed to be a teaser of the story, with just enough information to pique interest, but not too much as to give away the plot! For this workshop, you will need an iPad (or tablet) and have the Animoto App downloaded (can be provided if necessary).

Illustrated Story Book
6th August, 9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.
Taking inspiration from the late, great, Judith Kerr, and her lovable characters and stories, we will be creating our very own picture books, complete with illustrations and a cover.

Comic Strip Writing
7th August, 9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.
Can you lay out your ideas, storyboard style and add just the right amount of text to make an interesting story? Some practical skills required, but your artistic talents need not extend beyond stick men. Comic strip writing is all about the dialogue and not forgetting the all-important use of onomatopoeia – Kapow! Boom!

Video Scripts
8th August, 9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.
Stories are everywhere, whether on an advert to help sell a product, a newsreel or even a recipe show. We’ll be scripting our own stories and bringing them to life on film. No acting skills required, but you will need an iPad and the iMovie app (can be provided if necessary).

Spy School
9th August, 9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.
Learn how to become a secret agent and solve your very own mysteries. We’ll be creating clues, finding suspects and motives and putting them together to form the ultimate mystery stories.

The workshops cost £25 per child. Each workshop is a standalone session, so you can pick and choose which one(s) you come to.


English Revision Workshops for Year 5’s

For those with the 11+ or Common Entrance Exams looming, I’m offering the opportunity to come and work through each aspect of the English and verbal reasoning papers to help with last-minute revision or to keep everything ticking over and fresh in the mind. The workshops cost £16 per child.

12th August – COMPREHENSION – 9.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.
13th August – CREATIVE WRITING – 9.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.
14th August – VERBAL REASONING – 9.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.
15th August – SPAG – 9.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.



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