Holiday Workshops | Suitable for children aged 6 to 12 (Years 2 to 6)
3, 4 and 5-day courses available
These hugely popular workshops are always very much in demand. We recommend you book early. They are suitable for writers of all abilities and they are always lively, engaging sessions. Creative writing is an important part of entrance exams, so this class helps develop the skills needed for 7+, 8+, 11+ exams; however, the focus is on inspiring creative minds rather than timed intensive exam preparation.
Equally popular with boys and girls, the sessions enable children to meet others from a wide range of schools and gain confidence in a group environment; often returning again and again as each workshop is different with new and exciting themes. Our aim is to unlock the box of each child’s creativity and help them find the confidence to think differently, so that writing becomes a life skill rather than just a means of passing exams.
How it works
Time: 10am to 2pm
Venue: Parsons Green Prep School, 1 Fulham Park Rd, Fulham SW6 4LJ
Includes: Supervised outdoor time, snacks and drinks
Groups are kept small (8-10 maximum) and cover a wide range of writing topics. We build an understanding of how to write stories based on our 'Six Secrets for Success':
1. The elements of the story and good composition
2. Structure and planning with a twist
4. Sentence structure, punctuation and power words for dramatic effect
5. Descriptive content: similes, metaphors, alliteration etc.
6. Tips for exam writing
"Our son did the Creative Writing Course with Yellowbird and after just a week, we saw a huge improvement in his story writing skills."
The teacher is amazing!
“Our daughter did the writing week this Easter. She did not want to go at first. It went so well that now she loves writing and she said that the class really makes her enjoy writing. I can’t believe how much she wrote and learnt in only one week. The teacher is amazing. Well done and we will do it again. Thank you so much.”
— MR & MRS B, CLAPHAM UK
Practical skills and strategy.
“It only took a day with the irrepressible Mr Viv for my daughter to be hooked. She walked out of the workshop exclaiming, "I LOVE writing!" I nearly fell over. This same child had loathed writing for most of her school career. We are extremely pleased with not only her newfound love of writing but also the practical skills and strategy she can now take back to school with her. Thank you, Yellowbird!”
— MRS S, LONDON UK