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Happy Dyslexia awareness day!

On average, one in three children in every UK classroom is dyslexic, which amounts to around 1.2 million. This means that a number of those who come to Inkpots face challenges with reading, writing and comprehension. To celebrate Dyslexia Awareness Day, we’ve put together some resources that may help you in supporting your child, particularly […]

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Top tips for starting secondary school

The start of the new school term will be meaning a series of new challenges for families with a young person transitioning from primary to high school. At Inkpots, we said goodbye to a large number of Year 6s at the end of the summer term; they all seemed more than ready to move on […]

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Why meeting authors matters for young writers

At Inkpots, it’s always an absolute delight to welcome an author along to run a workshop or visit one of our clubs. We have recently been lucky enough to be visited by not just one author but three! Laura Ellen Anderson came down from London on a particularly murky Saturday afternoon in mid-November, to run […]

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The Inkpots interview: Robin Stevens

Robin Stevens is the author of the wonderful Murder Most Unladylike Series, but in her latest novel she has continued the story of Ted Sparks which was started by the late Siobhan Dowd. The Guggenheim Mystery has been one of the Inkpots books of the summer – a great mystery story full of really interesting […]

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The Guggenheim Mystery by Robin Stevens

Sometimes a book comes along and stops you in your tracks. Days after you have finished the book, you keep going back to it, thinking about the characters and story line. Such a book is The Guggenheim Mystery by Robin Stevens. Robin is well known for her Murder Most Unladylike series, but for this book […]

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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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