Sometimes, the planets seem to shift, and things come together in a way that seems almost magical. And so, it was for Inkpots on Wednesday 6 June. On a beautiful summer’s evening, in Bedford Square Gardens, central London, representatives from across the world of books gathered to celebrate the Women’s Prize for Fiction for 2018, […]
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We are delighted to announce that our very first intern, Dasha, has started work with us this week. Dasha is about to celebrate her 19th birthday and hopes to go to university in October to study sustainable economics. She is from Berlin and her interests are sport, philosophy, theatre, art and reading. She is staying […]
On Monday 21 August, Gill (the founder of Inkpots) took part in a phone-in on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour on gender neutrality for children. You can listen here:http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b091s7t3
After the Manchester Arena bombing a few weeks ago, I considered writing a post about the steps I take whenever a terrorist attack is in the news and may affect the children and young people who come to Inkpots. With 24-hour news and access to phones, children are much more aware of world events, and […]
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 […]
We are so proud of Tilly who goes to our Manor Field after school club as she has recently passed her lifesaving award at swimming. Tilly does lots of sports and she is really good at swimming so it was really lovely to celebrate this with her.
Charlie and Ollie who come to our Monday Suthway after school club have three guinea pigs. This lovely picture shows Ruffles, Milly and Tufty.
It was so exciting last week to learn that Leah from the Manor Field Primary after school club has won a prize for her poem, How Would I Remember? How would I remember? If I were you, I would want to be remembered If I were you, I would still want to be loved If […]