We teach Creative Writing and Public Speaking skills to children. Our workshops are led by award-winning children’s writers and coaches in central London.
Our authors and coaches have proven ability to inspire and enhance children’s creative writing, presentation, and communication skills. What better way can there be to develop creative skills than from those who are experts in the craft?
We run both After School courses and Holiday Workshops, in different venues in central London. After School clubs run according to school term calendar and Holiday Workshops are held throughout the year, during all half term breaks and in the Christmas, Easter, Summer holidays.
Our creative writing workshops for children are unique, with outlines specifically tailored by our authors in residence team. Course outlines are exclusive to Chelsea Young Writers and structured to be inspiring for both evolving and more developed young writers.
We develop a specific theme for each term and explore a different topic every week. Next Spring Term 2016 we will be inspired by “Fairy Tale” and “Classic Quest Story” themes! All workshops are structured accordingly so that members can get the most out of their creative writing time. The programme is designed to encourage individual creative thinking and allow children to develop their ideas throughout the term.
Creative Writing Holiday Workshops are written and curated by a host children’s author. Each workshop runs for three hours a day, with a fifteen minute break. During the session, the group will perform a series of small exercises leading up to writing a short story.
In Public Speaking After School & Holiday Workshops, children learn the essential elements of speaking to an audience and all the fundamental skills to deliver an effective speech or sustain a self-consistent, structured argument. At the end of the workshop, they will practice their newly learnt skills in a British Parliament-style debate! Our Voice & Public Speaking coaches are cool and inspiring, and have used their skills in places like Shakespeare’s Globe and the National Theatre.
Workshops are small in size and always about having fun and exploring new ideas, whilst developing creative skills. One thing parents and children can be sure of with Chelsea Young Writers is that it will always be exciting, enriching and, in the widest possible sense, educational, too. But, most of all, it will be really good fun!