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Creative Arts



5630419 Write Away: Writing and Exploring Stories

Tutor: Benjamin Scott

Location: Uppingham School


Over five days, budding writers aged 9 to 12 years old will get a chance to work on sustained creative writing and develop their own stories. These young writers will learn writing tools to help them generate new ideas, develop characters and explore plotting. Some of the time we’ll be working collaboratively, getting ideas from each other and supporting the group to develop a story; and sometimes, we’ll be working on our own pieces of writing and then sharing with the group. There will be short, fun writing exercises as well as a chance to work towards a longer, more developed piece of writing with feedback from other participants and the tutor.


Benjamin Scott has taught creative writing for a range of schools and organisations, including the Oxford University Continuing Education Department and Swanwick, the Writers’ Summer School, as well as mentoring writers through his critiquing and editorial service. He really enjoys inspiring and encouraging young writers to explore and develop their passion for writing and storytelling. Benjamin is the author of eleven books (including eight as a ghost-writer).





Course notes...

Checklist of Course Specific Items to Bring to Uppingham

Please ensure that all clothing and any other equipment is CLEARLY MARKED WITH THE CHILD'S NAME

  • Notebook and pencil
  • Clothing should be comfortable and casual
  • Packed lunch for non-residential attendees

Non-residential Registration

10.00am at the Memorial Hall. Collection will be at 4.00pm daily in the same place. Map

Residential Summer Course Registration

Between 4.00pm - 6.00pm on Sunday afternoon with a supper served early evening at 6.30pm. Children should register at their boarding house on arrival - girls in New House and boys in West Bank.  Map

Residential Information Form

 Please notify us of any special dietary requirements using the Parental Consent Form.


      Write Away: Writing and Exploring Stories
      Course No. 5630419
      Price From £245.00
      Course Date Mon-Fri
      23 - 27 Jul 2018
      Course Time 10:00 - 16:00
      Status: Course Full
      Age 9 - 12 course
      Residential Options


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