The Chelsea Young Writers club’s prime activity is to stimulate creative thinking and writing skills.The club aims to encourage and extend a child’s creative writing skills, critical perceptions and imaginative faculties as a form of expression, beyond the basic demands of the curriculum.
We believe that creative writing is not just enjoyable and stimulating, it’s also an important medium of self-expression. Children’s acclaimed writers will lead and guide the learning, while trying to keep the workshops as open and responsive as possible so that children can explore their own interests and experiences as a basis for creating compelling stories. The Chelsea Young Writers club is not an extension of school. We have no formal curriculum and there are no tests. We don’t set targets either, but that’s not to say we don’t have structure or proper tutorship – and, though our focus is on creative rather than literacy skills, we are confident the latter will improve as a result of our workshops.
We encourage children to use their imagination from an early age and to challenge conventional wisdom they will be better equipped not only as writers, but as thinkers, in science, law, politics, engineering – in fact any career you care to mention.
In addition to a core activity of the club children are also invited to explore public speaking and debate. Why not grow up as a confident public speaker, delivering a clear message, supported by a strong argument, with ease and presence? Why not introduce such important modern life skills, as public speaking & debate, during your child’s formative years?
CYW workshops are led by highly experienced, award-winning authors, public speaking and debate professional coaches with proven skills in inspiring and enhancing children’s creative writing, presentation and debating skills. What better way can there be to develop creative those skills than from an expert in the craft?
True to our vision, we limit the size of each club to twelve children in a group so we can give individual attention to each child.
One thing parents and children can be sure of with Chelsea Young Writers is that it will be exciting, enrichening and, in the widest possible sense, educational too. But, most of all, it will be really good fun!