Creative Writing Club

This club focuses on having fun with language. Through interactive and imaginative exercises, such as writing dialogue for cartoons and touching, guessing and describing hidden objects, children expand their story-telling skills as well as their self-confidence. Club participants also work on a longer story over the course of a term, which are then compiled into an anthology for parents.

Who, When & Where: The club runs on every term, on Wednesday. The early session, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. is for P4s and P5s. Spaces are limited to 8. The later session, from 4:40 to 5:40pm, is for P6s and P7s. There are spaces for 10 children.

Only children attending an after school club are allowed in the school building after 3:30pm and are only permitted in the allocated Club room.  Children must be signed in and out by the After School Care Club person on door duty OR by the individual club alternative. Parents/carers should drop & collect children outside the school’s main door and not accompany children in to the school.

Club Convenor: Hilary Adamson

Club email: writing-club@sm-pc.org 

Tutor Name:  Margaret Ries

Allocation of spaces: In the first term, space is allocated on a first-come first-serve basis. In the subsequent two, space is given to returning participants, due to the skills learned as well as the group dynamic of the club. To date, though, it has not been oversubscribed and all children who wanted to participate could.

Club Convenor’s children are always given a priority place in the club. Please contact the Club Convenor should you wish to take advantage of this privilege by offering to take on this position in future.

Cost: The club costs £7.50 per session. This amount covers all materials used and/or produced in the club, including a writing notebook, pens and markers, photocopies and the anthology.

A child’s space is not guaranteed until payment is received. All payment is due PRIOR to clubs starting. Failure to do so could result in your child not being admitted in to the club.

Cheques are to be written to SMPC, envelopes marked ‘Creative Writing Club’ & posted in the Clubs Box by the Janitor’s Office (Main School).

Parent Volunteers required: NO

Refunds: Very occasionally classes need to be cancelled (e.g. instructor sickness). SMPC policy is that refunds will only be given in exceptional circumstances at the individual club’s discretion as offering refunds when this happens involves a lot of work for relatively small amounts of money. If, after accepting & paying for a place, your child subsequently does not take the place / drops out / changes their mind, a refund will not be given

SMPC Code of Conduct

Parents are kindly reminded that SMPC Clubs only operate thanks to a school parent who volunteers to act as Club Convenor & run the administrative side of the club. Parents are requested to respect the efforts of each Club Convenor.