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We have been running creative writing workshops and clubs in schools and libraries for the past decade. We use a workshop approach to show and encourage children age 7 to 14 to write the stories they want to write.  This involves showing them how to develop believable characters; plot a story; use the setting in a dynamic way and pick the “right” words, similes, and metaphors to describe both characters and setting.

Our tutors are all writers who have studied creative writing and are writing now. We understand the process of trying to express what is in your imagination through the written word. Experienced tutors, workshop leaders and teachers, we enjoy the creative interaction with the children who come on our courses.

Inkhead offers group tuition, one to one tuition and story critiquing as well as regular clubs and holiday courses. We can help your children develop their writing for the 7+ and 11+ but we mainly want to inspire them to fall in love with the power and wonder of writing.

Our customers says

Alison Lams

She absolutely loved it. The course exceeded expectations.

My daughter Eva Lams attended the Crime writing course at West Norwood during the Easter holidays. She absolutely loved it. The course exceeded expectations. Here are her comments -
' I wish it had been a day longer, it was so much fun, very relaxed and enjoyable. The teacher was really encouraging and supportive with really good alibi ideas, and a really good 'crime mind'.  It was very good. The teacher kept everyone involved all the time and helped us mix well. '
All in all, it was a great 3-day workshop, and we have highly recommended it to other friends. Eva's suggestion for improvement is to have 4 or 5 days rather than 3.

Paula Ioannides

Emma was an inspiration to my daughter during the 11+ process.

Emma was an inspiration to my daughter during the 11+ process. She has a very nurturing and encouraging teaching style and makes learning fun.  My daughter was completely engaged and looked forward to her sessions with Emma - so much so that she asked if she could continue to see her after the 11+ exams!
I would thoroughly recommend Emma as one of the most engaging and enthusiastic tutors I have met.

Jon Salmon

Thomas really enjoyed crime writing course

Thomas really enjoyed the course and was enthusing about it after each day. The tutor was great and led a really enjoyable and informative experience. Would definitely recommend this course to other parents.

Terka Acton

Amy enjoyed the What if? course at Streatham Library

Amy enjoyed the course: she likes writing, and had a good time with the other kids and the tutor. She is not an especially communicative child, though, so I am somewhat in the dark as to how it all went (despite the fact that she let me read the workbook).

Sally Brown, Dulwich

When we would try to get our 6-year-old son to do his writing homework, a battle would ensue. We realised that another person was needed to try and turn writing into a positive experience for him. Louise changed everything and he would look forward to his hour with her every week, enjoying every second of it. Through her calm, patient and encouraging manner, she helped build his confidence and this resulted in him being braver with his use of language. We would recommend Louise to anyone with a reluctant writer in their family…he actually quite likes it now!

Schehrezade

Our daughter began the creative writing course at her school with Louise Pearce and we realised that private sessions would be more beneficial. The results have been amazing and Louise has been able to channel our daughter’s quirky imagination and wide vocabulary into producing superior compositions. All we hear from the room is laughter and enjoyment during the lesson. Louise has a rare gift of being able to harness the best in each child. We would recommend her with reservation.

Sean, (11)

The inkheads have really helped me with my English and I have really enjoyed it.

Jade, (10)

Inkhead is REALLY fun its really imaginative.

Emily Rose Morley, (age 10)

I really enjoyed inkhead. Now I can’t stop writing!

Gabri, Mother

Abhay has really enjoyed coming to inkhead. He has been more enthusiastic and motivated towards writing his stories.

Fay Saxty

Jade enjoyed the workshop so much last year that she wanted to come again this year. Inkhead is a great forum for children to explore imaginative story making.

Matthew, Student

Writing is not just a piece of paper, writing is a place. Writing is a place where anything is possible, and there are no rules. It’s a place for imagination to go absolutely mad. Everyone has their own little creative writing world. They probably don’t use it properly. But I manage to get into mine every week and that’s brilliant.

Sean, (11)

The inkheads have really helped me with my English and I have really enjoyed it.

Hannah's Mother

Hannah had a fantastic three days on the story writing course at the Carnegie Library over the Easter holidays. She loved taking part and said the time flew by. At the end, Hannah was asking when the next course would be and if she could sign up for it as she had had such a brilliant time. Hannah also said the other kids on the course were really nice and had been good to work with and the teacher was great.

Mother

My 7-year-old daughter has very nervous about attending the course because she was on her own. However she quickly made friends and she absolutely loved it. She has already shown her stories to her teacher and is looking forward to attending again.

Zoe's Mother

Well, I am not altogether sure how Zoe did it (am thinking witchcraft or somesuch) but Tom and Arch have had a ball this week and just loved Inkhead. Archie has really struggled with writing and I could almost weep at him coming home so enthused! Not sure whether it’s a threat or a promise, but he told Zoe this morning that he’ll be back in the summer. Anyway, thank you both for all the hard work. I really appreciate it.

Gabri, Mother

Abhay has really enjoyed coming to inkhead. He has been more enthusiastic and motivated towards writing his stories.

Fay Saxty

Jade enjoyed the workshop so much last year that she wanted to come again this year. Inkhead is a great forum for children to explore imaginative story making.

Sherina Morley

Emily has really enjoyed her time with inkhead. She has gained more confidence and learned how to use her imagination.

Sian

My daughters both enjoyed the Blackheath holiday course this time. They particularly liked the feedback from Romey as they found it very positive and encouraging.  They also got on well with the other children in the group.When they previously went to the Herne Hill holiday course, which they also enjoyed, they were so enthused by it that they started writing as soon as they got home! I would (and have) recommend(ed) Inkheads to others in the girls' year group.

 

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