Creative Writing Club

Description of the activity

‘Everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy of creativity is self-doubt.’ – Sylvia Plath

Creative Writing Club is a place for students to experiment with a variety of genres and forms of writing. Each group will be given a theme or prompt to inspire them to produce a piece of poetry or prose. We run internal competitions for both key stages as well as encouraging students to enter external competitions, such as BBC 500 Word competition, and the Northern Young Writers competition. Students will receive resources to aid them with their writing as well as teacher and peer feedback in a supportive environment.

Reasons to participate

Students attending Creative Writing Club benefit from improved literacy and writing skills. This will develop not only their skills in English lessons, but also their general literacy skills that are required across the curriculum. The group is student-led so students are able to write about what interests them and share ideas and constructive criticism with other students. It is an opportunity to pursue an interest in writing outside of the classroom context and to meet like-minded peers.

Day, time and Venue

KS3 Tuesday lunch times in Room MC9; KS4 Friday lunch times in Room MC12

For more information, please contact: Mrs. King (KS3 and KS4) or Miss Jackson (KS3) in the English department.