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The Inkpots Interview: Amy Wilson

I recently reviewed A Girl called Owl by Amy Wilson and absolutely loved it! So much so, I asked Amy Wilson if she would answer some of the children’s questions for our Story Fest this week. Amy – happily – agreed and I am delighted to share here.  Where did you get your inspiration for A […]

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Inkpots over Easter

There are lots of things going on at Inkpots over Easter, so I thought that it would be helpful to do a quick round up. This is the first time that Inkpots has provided some school holiday activities that children other than those local to our base in West Sussex UK, can join. I really […]

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A few notes on writing book reviews

At Inkpots, we have a page on this website called ‘Inkplots’ which is a space for us all to write book reviews. Here are some notes which I hope for the Inkpots children for when they are putting a review together, but I hope that these notes will be encourage other children too to review […]

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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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