Remote Courses

Inkhead Online Clubs

Monday Clubs

Online Monday Playwriting Club

Write a play with Max Wilkinson, inkhead's own playwright. Max will help the group (maximum 6 children) to write a play together, which they can perform together online. This is an interactive course. The group will write their scenes down and be shown how to write dialogue and plot that entertains.

Suitable for Age 9 to 11

 Online using Zoom

Time: 4 to 5pm

Dates: Monday 1st June to Monday 13th July (Every Monday 7 Sessions in total)

Online Creative Writing Club

Come and write a story (maximum 6 children) by creating the villain together and your own hero/heroine, who will find a way to defeat the antagonist. This is a combination of group work, generating ideas together, and writing your own version of the plot.

Suitable for Age 7 to 9 

Online using Zoom

Time: 4 to 5pm

Dates: Monday 1st June to Monday 13th July (Every Monday 7 Sessions in total)

Online Comprehension Club

*** Fully Booked ***

 

We look at extracts from various texts together and are shown how to “read between the lines” and answer questions, quoting from the text, and in “your own words.”

 

Suitable for Age 9 to 11

Online using Zoom

Time: 4 to 5pm

Dates: Monday 1st June to Monday 13th July (Every Monday 7 Sessions in total)

Online Poetry Club

Learning how to write poetry is an excellent way to improve your writing! It focuses the mind and forces you to choose your words carefully; it encourages you to think outside the box and to use language to surprise and delight, and it hones your ability to speak with confidence.


In this class, our resident poet Tymek Woodham will teach you how to write in specific poetic forms like haikus, ballads, limericks and sonnets. We’ll pay attention to poetic techniques like different sorts of rhyme, alliteration and meter, and introduce ourselves to a host of rhetorical and linguistic devices like anaphora, oxymoron and onomatopoeia. Don’t forget that poetry is a spoken art as well, and we will think a lot about the best way to effectively perform our work!
Of course, there can be no writing without reading, and we’ll also spend a lot of time with engaging canonical poets such as T.S. Eliot and Langston Hughes, alongside more contemporary voices like Benjamin Zephaniah and Jacqueline Woodson. The aim throughout will be to furnish you with a life-long love of words and an equally enduring interest in poetry that will carry over beyond the classroom.

Suitable for Age 9 to 11

Online using Zoom

Time: 5 pm  to 6pm

Dates: Monday 1st June to Monday 13th July (Every Monday 7 Sessions in total)

Tuesday Clubs

Online Creative Writing and Punctuation

*** Fully Booked ***

 

We will show the group how to plot their stories, use paragraphs, create interesting characters, use Show Don’t Tell in their descriptions, and punctuate their work.

 

Suitable for Age 7 to 9

 

Online using Zoom

Time: 4 to 5pm

Dates: Tuesday 2nd June to Tuesday 14th July (Every Tuesday 7 Sessions in total)

Online Write & Read Out Tuesday Club

This course will show children how to write dialogue, think about how characters speak and walk, and write a story around them. Gemma Reeves, who is running the course, will help them to give depth to their characters in a story.

Suitable for Ages 10 to 12

 Online using Zoom

Time: 4 to 5pm

Dates: Tuesday 2nd June to Tuesday 14th July (Every Tuesday 7 Sessions in total)

Online Write A Monologue Tuesday Club

Write a monologue with Max Wilkinson, inkhead's own playwright. Max will help the group write and perform a monologue. Suitable for writers and actors!

 

Suitable for Age 9 to 11

Online using Zoom

Time: 4 to 5pm

Dates: Tuesday 2nd June to Tuesday 14th July (Every Tuesday 7 Sessions in total)

Wednesday Clubs

Online Descriptive Writing in a short story Wednesday Club

*** Fully Booked ***

 

The group will be shown how to describe the setting in a story for impact, suspense and to foreshadow the events of the story.

 

Suitable for Ages 7 to 10

 

Online Using Zoom

Time: 4pm to 5pm

Dates: Wednesday 3rd June to Wednesday 15th July (Every Wednesday 7 Sessions in total)

Online Write A Detective Story Wednesday Club

The group will write their own crime stories; create an interesting detective character and sew clues into the build up of the case.

 Suitable for Ages 9 to 11

 

Online Using Zoom

Time: 4pm to 5pm

Dates: Wednesday 3rd June to Wednesday 15th July (Every Wednesday 7 Sessions in total)

Thursday Clubs

Online Playwriting Thursday Club

Write a play with Max Wilkinson, inkhead's own playwright. Max will help the group (maximum 6 children) to write a play together, which they can perform together online. This is an interactive course. The group will write their scenes down and be shown how to write dialogue and plot that entertains.

Suitable for Age 9 to 11

Online using Zoom

Time: 4 to 5pm

Dates: Thursday 4th June to Thursday 16th July (Every Thursday 7 Sessions in total)

Online Ghost Story Writing Thursday Club

Write a spooky story with Gemma Reeves. Ghost stories feed the imagination as at least one of the characters does not have to conform to human restrictions; they can move through objects; terrifying people; and time travel. On this course we will show the group how to set up a great ghost story, linking the supernatural to our world, ghost to hero and provide a satisfying (could it be a twist?) ending. Fun and educational at the same time!

 

Suitable for Age 9 to 11

 

Online using Zoom

Time: 4 to 5pm

Dates: Thursday 4th June to Thursday 16th July (Every Thursday 7 Sessions in total)

Online Comprehension and Imitation Writing Thursday Club: 4th June to 16th July

*** Fully Booked ***

 

We look at extracts from classic texts together and the group are shown how to “read between the lines” and answer questions, quoting from the text, and in “your own words.” We will also look at how modern authors write and imitate their methods.

 

Suitable for Age 9 to 11

 

Online using Zoom

Time: 5:15 to 6:15pm

Dates: Thursday 4th June to Thursday 16th July (Every Thursday 7 Sessions in total)

Saturday Clubs

Online Writing Saturday Club

Come and Write your own stories with us every Saturday. We will give the group writing prompts to set them off to write their own stories and share their work with each other.

Suitable for Age 10 to 12

Online using Zoom

Time: 12 pm  to 1 pm

Dates: Saturday 6th June to Saturday 18th July (Every Saturday 7 Sessions in total)

Online Writing Saturday Club

Come and Write your own stories with us every Saturday. We will give the group writing prompts to set them off to write their own stories and share their work with each other.

Suitable for Age 9 to 10

Online using Zoom

Time: 12 pm  to 1 pm

Dates: Saturday 6th June to Saturday 18th July (Every Saturday 7 Sessions in total)

Online Writing Saturday Club

Come and Write your own stories with us every Saturday. We will give the group writing prompts to set them off to write their own stories and share their work with each other.

Suitable for Age 7 to 9

Online using Zoom

Time: 12 pm  to 1 pm

Dates: Saturday 6th June to Saturday 18th July (Every Saturday 7 Sessions in total)

Remote One-to-one session - £50 

We cover any aspect of writing, grammar and punctuation, and comprehension for 7+ to GCSE, creating bespoke lessons to target your child's needs. This includes an hour's online session with one of our tutors.

Short Story Critique - £15

We send back a full critique of their story (400 word critique of your child’s story), showing them what works and offering suggestions on how to edit and improve it.