Inkpots after school clubs
We run Inkpots at four primary schools in the mid Sussex area. Each club is unique because it is very much planned around the children who come along and what they want to do. (We regularly ask the children to tell us how they are finding the sessions and what they would like to do in the future.) But, all our groups are fun, friendly and welcoming. We have some very talented young writers and artists and we’re very proud to be able to showcase their work.
All of the workshops have some simple ground rules which are agreed by the children – ideas such as supporting each other and listening to each other’s stories are always popular.
We work closely with the schools we visit and make sure that we respect school ethos and guidelines as well.
The Inkpots way
At Inkpots, we focus on nurturing creativity and introducing children to the joys of writing and illustrating stories and poetry. At the workshops, therefore, we do not get too hung up about spellings, grammar and form. The children’s work is not marked or graded – and we make this very clear to the children right from the start. We are concerned mostly about unlocking imaginations.
This does not, however, mean that the technical aspects of writing are not important – indeed, I am more than happy to help children with this on a one-to-one basis. But the workshops themselves are essentially for fun and are where children can ‘kick back’ and relax!
Everyone is welcome at Inkpots. We have several children with special needs who happily attend our workshops. We particularly care about everyone’s mental health and kindess is valued and encouraged. All the children are asked to respect each other’s needs and work – and this approach seems to work well for everyone. If you (or your child) wish to talk about any particular concerns, please do not hesitate to call or email Gill.
Warden Park Primary Academy
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