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Ten creative activities: part two

We’re back with five more creative activities to keep you entertained this summer – whatever you’re inspired by! If you want to be inspired by photography… The Picture Poem: write 1-7 then 6-1 vertically down the margin of a piece of paper, then find a picture and write any words or phrases that come to […]

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Six summer reads for… older readers!

Our final six summer read recommendations are here! This one’s for any Inkpots looking to dip their toe into the diverse world of young adult books, from mystery stories to graphic novels to contemporary. Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard: Barnard’s refreshing take on female friendship and mental health will leave you gasping for breath. […]

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Six summer reads for… 9 to 12 year olds!

We’re back with another six summer read recommendations – this time for nine to twelve year olds! Summer Holiday Stories by Enid Blyton (short story collection): join Blyton’s much loved characters as they adventure over land and sea in these 22 tales! Featuring appearances from the Famous Five gang and the twins at St Clares. […]

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Six summer reads for… 7 to 9 year olds!

There’s nothing better than spending the long, light summer days (or nights huddled under your duvet with a torch…) engrossed in a good book. But we know how difficult it can be to find the right read for you. Where do you start when bookshop shelves and chock full of brightly coloured covers? That’s why […]

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When dreams come true

On Friday 6 July, Rebecca from our Southway Thursday after school club met the illustrator and author Nick Sharratt, fulfilling a dream that began many years ago. Rebecca joined Inkpots when she was in Year 3. As an avid reader, she was a huge fan of Jacqueline Wilson’s books and read each one the moment […]

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Summer of creativity arrives at Inkpots

As the summer holidays approach, we’re preparing for our busiest summer yet at Inkpots! Here’s a pocket-sized guide to all our new endeavours over the next few months… We’re particularly excited to welcome our new summer team. Interns Dasha and Lucy are busy researching and preparing resources behind the scenes – while students Katy, Georgia […]

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