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Inkpots creative activities

Welcome to Inkpots! Every Monday morning, we will post a new set of activities which we hope will provide some creative inspiration throughout the coming days. The activities have been planned as we would if running an after school club, so there will be themes running through the ideas. We hope these ideas are suitable […]

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Creative space for all

Eighteen months ago, a chance conversation started a chain of events which lead to Inkpots developing its own creative space at our local secondary school, the Burgess Hill Academy. Six months ago, enough work had happened on the room to provide us with a blank canvas and the really magical work could begin. We were […]

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Creative mentoring

An effective mentoring relationship is characterised by mutual respect, trust, understanding, and empathy. University of Leeds There is something very special about the mentoring process, and it’s one which works particularly well with creative activities. I have been a mentor for many years, having been trained by West Sussex County Council in 2012. I have […]

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An update on our creative space

Over the past term, we have been working hard to transform a room at the Burgess Hill Academy into a vibrant creative space for the students who come to Inkpots. As we approach Christmas, a natural pause in proceedings has given us the chance to review how far we’ve come. We are sharing the various […]

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Creativity and our wellbeing

At Inkpots, we are lucky enough to have great links with our local secondary school, the Burgess Hill Academy. We have our own creative space there and in September, started a new group for the Year 7 students who had recently started. This week, I was asked by a couple of young people if we […]

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The International Yeti Collective – illustration reveal

We are delighted to be taking part in the blog tour of The International Yeti Collective by Paul Mason which is published on 17 October 2019. We’re particularly pleased to be able to exclusively reveal one of the gorgeous illustrations by Katy Riddell. Katy’s illustrations add a charmming dimension to the book, and help guide […]

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Pausing for thought

After running 3,500 after school clubs, holidays workshops and events over almost seven years, I closed the doors on a chapter of my business and my life in July this year. It’s been a wonderful roller coaster of a ride with many, many ups and downs. There are tons of treasured memories – from a […]

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Thank you

At 4.15pm on  Wednesday 10 July the curtain will fall on Inkpots After School Clubs. It’s almost seven years since a seed of an idea grew into a business plan and the very first club opened its doors. Since then over 1,000 children have been through Inkpots and there have been 3,500 club sessions, workshops […]

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