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Wicked Young Writer Awards scribble Towards their Seventh Year

Date Posted: 22/09/2016 | Category: Charity

We delighted to be working with the Wicked Young Writer Award as their book printing partner this year!

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International Book Giving Day

Date Posted: 12/02/2016 | Category: Charity

For International Book Giving Day on Sunday 14th February we have donated a selection of books to the National Literacy Trust Hub in Peterborough which works in partnership with Peterborough City Council and other local and national partners to tackle intergenerational low literacy in the city through targeted interventions.


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Sponsored Workshops at Gunthorpe Primary School and Hampton Vale Primary School

Date Posted: 30/11/2015 | Category: Workshop

On Thursday 26th November we sent Mark Grist to Gunthorpe Primary School for a morning of workshops and on Friday 27th November, Mark hosted workshops at Hampton Vale Primary School as part of Young Writers' community projects.

Mark worked with Key Stage 2 pupils at both schools; pupils learned how to create original ideas and then went on to write their own poems / raps.

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Advent Calendar Donation

Date Posted: 30/11/2015 | Category: Charity

Thank you to all our staff who donated advent calendars and selection boxes during November. We donated over 50 items to our local foodback on Friday 27th November. 


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Children In Need 2015

Date Posted: 23/11/2015 | Category: Charity

To raise funds for Children In Need 2015 we dressed up in our PJs and had a Bake Off competition! It was great fun and we raised £95.


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Sponsored Workshop at Jack Hunt School

Date Posted: 11/11/2015 | Category: Workshop

With a new term opening, we sent poet Mark Grist to Jack Hunt School on the 13th October to spend a morning inspiring students as part of the school's 'Aim Higher' incentive.

Both Mark and the students had a fun and very productive...

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Workshop with Mark Grist at Stanground Academy

Date Posted: 11/08/2015 | Category: Workshop

In May Mark Grist visited pupils at Stanground Academy - the school had won a visit from Mark at Teachmeet earlier in the year. (Please see the separate post about Teachmeet!)

Mandy Barfoot, Head of English, asked for a workshop that would inspire pupils to get writing poetry, so Mark spent the morning turning uninterested teens into budding bards!

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Red Nose Day 2015 at Bonacia!

Date Posted: 13/03/2015 | Category: Charity

A huge thank you the team today, who all wore something red and donated cash to Comic Relief for Red Nose Day 2015!

Sponsored Workshop with Mark Grist at Watergall Primary School

Date Posted: 13/03/2015 | Category: Workshop

On Thursday 5th March 2015, World Book Day, we sent Mark Grist off to Watergall Primary School in Bretton, Peterborough to host workshops for the morning.

Mark worked with 2 Year 4 classes during his workshop and the children wrote raps about books. What a great way to celebrate and be inspired by World Book Day! The children had fantastic costumes, which added to the energy and enthusiasm...

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Teachmeet Sponsors

Date Posted: 06/03/2015 | Category: Events

On Tuesday 10th February at Hampton College, the annual Teachmeet event was held.

50 Secondary school teachers from all over Peterborough came along to the 2 hour meeting to meet fellow teachers, enjoy short presentations on all subjects and to share ideas.

Young Writers was invited to sponsor the event, along with Toshiba. We provided each teacher with a goodie bag that was...

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World of Words

Date Posted: 02/02/2015 | Category: Charity

We recently received a letter from Rob Jones from World of Words, a charity based in Wales.

World of Words (WOW) is a non-profit, social enterprise that uses literacy and language to build confidence and self-esteem...

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Young Writers Inspires Local Pupils with Sponsored Poetry Workshop

Date Posted: 15/01/2015 | Category: Workshop

On Wednesday 14th January, we hosted our first sponsored poetry workshop in our local community. This means that Young Writers paid for a local poet to visit a local school for a morning to work with classes and get pupils motivated and enthused to write poetry. We’re delighted to say our first workshop was a huge success!

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2014 Christmas Fundraiser for Sue Ryder

Date Posted: 09/01/2015 | Category: Charity

On Friday 19th December staff wore their onesies or Christmas jumpers to work and donated cakes to raise £71.90 for Sue Ryder. Sue Ryder has a hospice in Peterborough called Thorpe Hall and it’s currently fundraising for a state-of-the-art in-patient unit, which will cost £6 million pounds and make a...

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#Adventcalendar Campaign 2014

Date Posted: 18/12/2014 | Category: Charity

In November 2014, staff donated advent calendars and Young Writers donated Christmas chocolates and selection boxes to our local food bank warehouse, in Maxwell Road, Peterborough.

The campaign started on Twitter and the idea is for businesses and schools to bulk donate advent calendars and selection boxes to local food banks to ensure as many families in crisis can enjoy the simple treats...

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