Youngsters inspired as hero leads a writing workshop

YOUNGSTERS were inspired when they were visited by a local hero for a writing workshop.

Wednesday, 14th March 2018, 4:34 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th March 2018, 5:35 pm
Nurse Liz Nelson at the writing workshop

British firm Explore Learning invited Roald Dahl Children’s Charity nurse Liz Nelson to lead a session at its Whiteley Centre last week.

As part of the hour-and-a-half class, children aged between four and 14 were taught how to improve their writing skills, in a bid to help them enter Explore Learning’s National Young Writers’ Awards.

It is the first time the sessions have been held to encourage awareness of the contest.

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Charlotte Gater, head of curriculum at Explore Learning, said: ‘We are extremely proud to organise the longest-running writing competition for children.

‘We can’t wait to read what children put together on this year’s theme of heroes – whether that’s a hero with superpowers or an everyday hero like a parent, a firefighter, paramedic or teacher.’