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I’m Gill Pawley and I set up, and have run Inkpots for the past seven years.

Over that time over 1,000 children, young people and adults have come to our after school clubs, workshops and events.

I have had the privilege of seeing so many creative ideas open up, and followed through into stories, cartoons, photographs, videos and artwork.

I believe passionately in the power of creativity  and how important it is for our self belief, self worth and good mental health.

My role at Inkpots is very much that of unlocking creativity – helping imaginations soar, ideas develop and finding a way to weave creativity into everyday lives.

All of this means that for your child and for you, Inkpots provides a safe space in which to explore creativity and let self confidence grow. It is somewhere kindness, fairness and a sense of fair play prevail. Aspirations and inspirations sit side-by-side.

We run creative writing groups and courses for young people. Using my many years of editorial experience, combined with my youth mentor training, I guide young people through writing projects which also support their well being.

Having worked in both primary and secondary schools at the same time, I have expertise in supporting the transition from primary to secondary school. We have events for children and parents alike.

Support for parents and schools is important to us too. Experience of developing a creative space, organising large events and continuous personal development mean a wealth of resources at my finger tips.

From my own many years of parenting, I know that after all the noise and pressures from various quarters,  all that really matters is your children’s happiness. I believe the work of Inkpots can contribute to that.

I do hope this approach appeals to you and that there is something of interest. I look forward to hearing from you.


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The technical stuff:

Gill is DBS-checked, fully insured and first aid trained. Her mentor and child protection training was provided by West Sussex County Council Youth Offending Service and West Sussex Police, and NSPCC. Gill is a member of the advisory board for the Paper Nations project, at Bath Spa University.  Inkpots is also part of the Young Minds 360 degrees schools’ community. Gill also has the Level 2 certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health