Our Half-Term Schedule

OUR DATES  – We are in Friends House, 59 Church Hill, London N21 1LE for all our workshops over the half-term holidays. 

Date: Monday 22nd October

THE ART OF WRITING

This workshop will explore ways to have fun with the art of a famous artist who is a master of colour. We will challenge the children’s ideas of what they see and inspire stories from what they discover.

Times: 10.00am to 11.30am (ages 5-7 )  FULLY BOOKED

11.45am  to 1.45pm (ages 8-11)   2 SPACES REMAINING

Workshop Leader: Angels

WRITING FOR 11-PLUS

In this workshop we will look at developing the children’s writing in preparation for their 11-plus exams. We will look at style and in particular continuing a story. We understand that some children in Year 5 will be at the beginning of their 11-plus journey so this workshop will aim to steer them in the right direction for the year ahead.

2.00pm to 3.30pm (writing for 11-plus – YEAR 5s and 6s only) FULLY BOOKED

Workshop Leader: Helena


Date: Tuesday 23rd October

I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO WRITE

Staring at a blank page can be truly frightening for any writer and for some children it is really daunting.  Through short exercises, games and readings this workshop will encourage your child to open their imaginations to the inspiration that is around them….  it is often found in the strangest of places!

Times: 10.00am to 11.30am (ages 5-7 ) FULLY  BOOKED

11.45am  to 1.45pm (ages 8-11)   4 spaces remaining

Workshop Leader: Angels

WRITING FOR 11-PLUS

In this workshop we will look at developing the children’s writing in preparation for their 11-plus exams. We will look at style and in particular writing about a picture. We understand that some children in Year 5 will be at the beginning of their 11-plus journey so this workshop will aim to steer them in the right direction for the year ahead.

2.00pm to 3.30pm (writing for 11-plus – YEAR 5s and 6s only) 1 space remaining 

Workshop Leader: Helena


Date: Thursday 25th October

POETRY WORKSHOP

We believe in poetry at The Story Room and the benefits it brings to children as writers and as people. In this workshop we will work on children’s confidence to try different approaches to poetry and instil in them the courage to try out new styles of writing. For our youngest writers this will be an introduction to poetry writing.

Times: 10.00am to 11.30am (ages 5-7 ) FULLY BOOKED

11.45am  to 1.45pm (ages 8-11)   5 spaces remaining 

Workshop Leader:   Helena


Date: Friday 26th October

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE

This workshop appeals to the wild imagination of children and shows them there is no limit to what they can achieve if they  listen to their creativity. With readings from classic tales and discussions of other strange worlds in literature, the children will be immersed in the world of the weird and wonderful preparing them for entry into their own Wonderland; their own fictional worlds. Who knows where their imagination will take them?

Times: 10.00am to 11.30am (ages 5-7 ) 3 spaces remaining

11.45am  to 1.45pm (ages 8-11)   4 spaces remaining

Workshop Leader:   Helena


Date: Tuesday 30th October

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

At The Story Room we aim to get children reading and writing – but also challenging what they read. In this workshop we will look at a modern classic. We will discuss an extract from the book to spark our imaginations and then the children will write alternative endings to the passage we read.

Times: 10.00am to 11.30am (ages 5-7 ) WE HAVE SPACES

11.45am  to 1.45pm (ages 8-11)   3 spaces remaining

Workshop Leader:   Helena


Date: Thursday 1st  November

THE FEAR FACTORY 

Children love scary stories and even more so if they have written them themselves. So where to begin? With the use of sounds, music and props children are inspired to write terrifying stories that keep the reader wanting more. We teach children how to build up fear and suspense in stories and to develop their ideas so that the reader is completely hooked. Using a simple story telling structure children will be guided to write their stories down to share with their friends.

Times: 10.00am to 11.30am (ages 5-7 ) WE HAVE SPACES

11.45am  to 1.45pm (ages 8-11)   WE HAVE SPACES

Workshop Leader:   Angels


FEES: £22.50 for 5-7 year olds and £27.50 for 8-11 year olds. Writing for 11-plus £35.00.

LOCATION FOR ALL THE ABOVE WORKSHOPS: Friends House, 59 Church Hill, London N21 1LE