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Creative ideas for Autumn half term

October half term is upon here in Sussex – and it’s also being a true season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. We have been lucky enough to have had some lovely Autumnal days and, hopefully, these will continue into the school holidays. So here are some ideas for creative activities to do inspired by the […]

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Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone

At Inkpots, we first heard about Abi Elphinstone’s books last year and followed the progress of Sky Song on social media. So, it was really exciting to get a copy to review a few weeks ago – and then we were lucky enough to meet Abi at a book signing too. I finished reading Sky […]

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Five at five: diary-style and comic books

Inkpots is five years old this month and, as a way of celebrating, we’re going to do five blogs sharing some of our favourite authors, books and resources. At Inkpots, there is a wide range of interests among our children and young people and it’s a real joy to link them with books which help […]

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The Inkpots Interview: Alice Reeves

Thanks for joining us Alice – tell us a little bit about Truth and Tails:   Truth & Tails is a joint venture between me (author Alice Reeves) and illustrator Phoebe Kirk. I first met Phoebe back in 2014 at an event for creatives at which she was speaking, and loved both her talk and […]

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Settling children at new workshops

From time to time at Inkpots, children come to holiday workshops not knowing anybody else, and our way of doing things is new to them too. Over the years, I have developed a few strategies for settling new children in, especially those who are a little anxious. I have pulled some of these ideas together […]

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