Christmas courses

11+ Revision Course 

We will show the group how to approach comprehensions with confidence and even enthusiasm! They will also be shown how to write a composition, which contains the literary techniques the examiners are looking for, within a time limit. There will be two tutors on this course and a maximum of 10 children in the group.

Day One: Comprehension practice. How to read the questions and approach words you may not understand. Mock paper and feedback on your answers.

Day Two: Planning, writing and remembering what to include in your story/composition for the exam. Mock paper and feedback on your essay.

Day Three: Punctuation and Grammar revision. Model answers to comprehension from Day one. Short practice comprehension. Mock writing paper. Readout your story to the group.

The Old Library, West Norwood Library - Saturday Revision course 10am to 12 noon. Saturday 30th November, 7th, 14th & 21st December

Suitable for ages 11 +


Ghost story writing 8+ 

Let your little ghostwriters loose with us before Christmas and we will show them how to turn their readers into shivering wrecks with their scary stories. Ghost stories make the most of suspense and red herrings, so we'll show the group how to lull their readers into a false sense of security too!

Ghost stories are fun to write! We show you how to build up a spooky atmosphere; use the setting to send shivers down your readers’ spines, and connect the ghost to the victim with an interesting backstory. Ghost stories are all about spinning out the suspense and giving an unexpected twist to the ending. The group will come out of the course with their own ghost story, which we will help them write over three days.

Upper Norwood library hub - 18th to 20th December 10 am to 1 pm each day.

Suitable for ages 8+

Courses and Venues

We run courses at West Norwood LibraryEffraspace in Brixton, the Neighbourhood Church in Beckenham (Cromwell Road), Manor House library, Streatham LibraryCUFOS in North London and in Hove Library in Brighton.

The Old Library, West Norwood library

16 Knight's Hill, West Norwood, London SE27 0HY

Upper Norwood Library Hub

Westow Hill, Upper Norwood, SE19 1TJ