What if?
Most stories start with a question: What if the world froze but you were still moving (Hamish and the Worldstoppers); What if our toys come alive (Toy Story); What if our emotions were really little people in our heads? (Inside Out). On this course we will start with the question and help you on your way to write a complete story about it - showing you how to add drama, suspense, description, dialogue and follow the arc of a story. For ages 8 to 11.
11+ Exam Practice
We will show you how to write a story within a time limit and sprinkle it with similes, metaphors, alliteration, the senses and a dash of story-writing mastery. We'll give you examples of exam questions from the past and practice writing on from a story. This course is aimed for 10+ who are going to be taking the 11+ or school entrance exams in January.
7+ Exam Practice
We will show you how to write a story within a time limit, a description from a picture and a diary entry. We will focus on punctuation (Capital letters, full stops, commas, question marks) and homophones plus think up some good smilies and help expand vocabulary.

Courses and Venues

We are running courses at Effraspace in Brixton, the Neighbourhood Church in Beckenham (Cromwell Road), Manor House library and CUFOS in North London.