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Telling Tales – Read it! Make it! Bake it!
I wanted to share this blog with you… if it was written by an adult then I would have been impressed but it is actually by a child… yes! a young girl who attended one of our summer workshops….She was very enthusiastic about the site and I can see why … it’s inspiring and wonderful.
On the site there a book reviews, ideas for making crafts and baking inspired by the books the blogger has read and competitions. Have a look and get creative! You can even share some of your stories on the blog and be in with a chance of winning a prize.
An extract from her ABOUT ME PAGE
As an avid reader, I started this blog to share my love of reading and show others how much fun it can be.
In this blog, I read children’s books and review them. The most interesting part is making a craft or baking a delicious treat based on the theme within the book. After reading the ‘Secret Cooking Club’ by Lauren Remington I created some delicious cornflake crispies and after reading ‘Quidditch through the ages’ by J.K. Rowling, I created a Quidditch themed treasure box.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN DISCOVERING THE WONDERS OF THE SITE …
https://telling-tales.blog – you can sign up to the newsletter to receive regular news and information from the site.
Ok… so this requires a DRUM ROLL… as you all know we are proud of what all the children write at The Story Room and we all work hard on building their confidence and ability as writers. Jessica has been coming to The Story Room since she was little. She has always been an absolute pleasure to write with and it has been a privilege to watch her grow as a writer. Two years ago she came second in The Readers Digest 100 words competition with The Puppy’s Music story which she wrote at The Story Room – as usual she did not see the absolute wonder of what she had written! This year we ran a poetry session where the children were encouraged to enter their poems into competitions. Jessica Warren (rather effortlessly, we have to say!!) wrote two poems… submitted them to The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2018 and DRUM ROLL…. out of thousands (lots of thousands!!) of entries she was selected as one of 85 commended Poets for this year’s Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award. https://poetrysociety.org.uk/…/foyle-young-poets-of-the-yea…. We are so so proud of Jessica. She deserves the recognition for her work and we hope that this is the beginning of a writing career for her… if only she knew how good she was!!! We hope she does now. It couldn’t have happened to a nicer girl. She’s a regular teen (a cool, lovely one!)who loves writing…. So it is great that she has been commended for her work. WELL DONE JESSICA, it is a privilege to be with you on your writing journey!
This Saturday we are celebrating Roald Dahl’s birthday at the Story Room with a Roald Dahl creative writing workshop – so if you have a 7-10 year old that would like some writing fun, come to our Muswell Hill Writing Club on Saturday 15th September at 2pm. Booking in advance is advised.
Location: South Friern Library, Colney Hatch Lane, Muswell Hill, London N10
Time: 2pm to 4pm
To book – CLICK on the link below. Thank you!
We are very excited about our new Creative Writing Club in Victoria. The club will be run by Katherine Lockton and will take place the second Saturday of every month. Each Saturday we write stories and poems in line with the theme of the day! We introduce the children to different styles of literature during each session, including classic texts, poetry and contemporary children’s books. We have fun exploring our imaginations and getting the children’s ideas down on paper.
For 8 to 11 year olds
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Saturday 8th September
Saturday 13th October
Saturday 10th November
Saturday 8th December
Location: Victoria Library: 160 Buckingham Palace Rd, Belgravia, London SW1W 9UD