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Support for young people

Inkpots offers young people a warm, welcoming creative community where they can relax, make friends and express themselves. Our programmes are designed to nurture self expression and expand horizons, as well as being fun and a break from school and exam pressures.

Young people can be part of Inkpots in these ways:

*We have two online groups meeting on Tuesdays (13 – 15 year olds) and our Thursday group for 11 and 12 year olds. The groups run during school term times, and it’s here that we regularly discuss writing projects, and work on creative story development and wellbeing activities. At least twice a term (usually more) we invite authors, illustrators, cartoonists and other creative practitioners to visit and share their creative stories with the young people.

*1:1 sessions are delivered by Gill via Zoom and offer a young person the chance to develop their creative writing projects, receiving feedback on story form, character development and plot management. The sessions can also be used as mentoring sessions where we use creative ideas to help support a young person through a challenging time.

*Transition from primary to secondary school is a crucial step for all young people. At Inkpots, we have the skills and experience to support this step. We will share our activity dates as we get nearer to the time of the move.

*It’s a great pleasure to work with young teen writers on our programme which lasts five weeks. Please check here for information about when the programme next starts.

*We also run creative writing activities during school holidays. Please Gill for the latest session details.

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