Feast your eyes on the Workshop Menu below with National Curriculum targets incorporated into all activities.
Pop-up Saturday Workshops!
7 - 11 years old? Like writing stories? Always getting told you've got a wild imagination?
Then this could be the club for you!
Come along with a notebook and pen to Heath Hayes Library, Staffordshire, WS12 3AE at 11.30am on 24th June 2017
Call or text Lindsey on 07769 180 487 for more information
The Recipe for a Soup-er Story
This workshop is a comprehensive and interactive story writing experience, jam-packed with guidance from the Story Chefs. Students will immerse themselves in a fictional world of their own imagining. They will work on creating a protagonist, writing a vivid setting description, dishing out dilemmas and sprinkling their story with ambitious words. This workshop incorporates the key features of storytelling from initial idea to first draft and ends with a pinch of performance tips.
Carrie Creates Characters
This workshop focusses on character development. Students will learn how to see the world from their fictional character's point of view. Chef Carrie helps students to create their characters with thought provoking questions such as What does you character dream of? and What do they do on a Monday morning? She then provides the recipe to ensure that students end the workshop with a fully rounded protagonist.
Naveen Sets the Scene
During this workshop, students will step into a story world of their very own making and use their senses to explore its features. Chef Naveen provides the skeleton of a variety of settings and can even hand out objects for the students to place into their imagined worlds. He then provides the recipe to ensure students end the workshop with a setting description that readers will want to feast their eyes on.
Emma Dishes out Dilemmas
This workshop encourages students to pack their story full with exciting fillings, or delicious dilemmas as Chef Emma calls them. The students will work on an 'Uh-oh!' moment where the main character has got a tough decision to make and Chef Emma encourages the students to be as imaginative and creative as possible. She then provides the recipe to ensure that the students end the workshop with a dish full of dilemmas for their future story writing.
Will's Wholesome Words
During this workshop, students will learn how to improve their stories by exploring a crucial ingredient in any tasty tale: vocabulary. Chef Will provides word play games and activities such as Discovering Dictionaries and Thesaurus Thumbing to season a story for maximum reader enjoyment. He then provides the recipe to ensure that students have the confidence to sprinkle their previously written stories, and all future creative writing, with ambitious vocabulary.
The Poetry Twins
This workshop celebrates all things poetry whilst also aiming to challenge any preconceptions students may have about reading and writing poems. The Poetry twins AKA P.J. and Poppy bring all the ingredients students need to cook up their own creations from onomatopoeias to similes all the way through to rap rhymes! They then provide the recipe to ensure that students end the workshop as proud owners of their very own poetic piece.