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Sophy Henn visits Inkpots

Award winning illustrator Sophy Henn called in to one of our after school clubs at Manor Field Primary in Burgess Hill last Wednesday, and gave the children such a boost, imparting valuable tips and advice on their work. In particular, Sophy talked about: • Her fashion training at Central Saint Martin’s and how it impacts […]

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Inkpots resources: children’s books bloggers

Over the next few months, I plan to do a number of blogs which will look at some of the resources that are available to support children and young people with their story writing and reading. The first topic is especially pertinent as we have just celebrated World Book Day. I wanted to highlight how […]

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Story planning for children

A recent edition to our free resources collection is a cake story planner. Cake features a lot at Inkpots! We celebrate the end of term with home-made cake, as well as having some at our holiday workshops too. Lots of our children are also enthusiastic bakers – does it go with the territory? I had […]

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Half term writing prompt

Here at Inkpots, our half term break in next week, but as many other areas have holidays this week I am sharing this writing prompt today. I am encouraging all our Inkpots writers to do a bit of story telling over the break and we are using an idea about going through a door into […]

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Introducing Inkpots Inc

Last week, I wrote a blog about the struggles I had faced about trying to get the new Inkpots online club off the ground. It has taken some doing and if you missed the post, you can catch up here. Now I’m ready to share with you the way that the package for Inkpots Inc […]

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The future is online!

So many organisations and businesses are moving elements of their provision online and make it look so easy. What can be hard about it? A few plug ins added to a website and you’re away! Well, I have struggled with crippling self doubt and worry over the last few months as I try to develop […]

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Amazing Advent advice

A few months ago, Victoria Dilly, who is a good friend of Inkpots, contacted us as she was planning an Advent calendar of interviews with children’s authors for her Book Activist blog. Victoria was particularly keen to include questions from readers and we were delighted to help. The children from the Inkpots’ Writers’ Hut (for […]

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