We are so lucky that the National Centre for Writing has been the sponsor of our English Professional Community this year. There is so much going on at the Centre for anyone interested in not just writing but reading too! Their programme of opportunities for schools is fantastically varied and vibrant. There are many ways to introduce students to the NCW, either in your schools via author visits or workshop delivery or through heritage and literature visits to Dragon Hall. Their excellent team can find the right fit for your school, please contact them via learning@nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk.

The Young Norfolk Writing Competition 2020

Find out more about how to get the Young Norfolk Writing Competition going in your classroom. The formats could be stories, lyrics, narrative for games, graphic stories, poems, spoken word, scripts, podcasts, plays, articles, journalism or essays and audio entries are also welcome across all entries! Children can win:

  • Individual prizes
  • Mentoring opportunities
  • The chance to have your work performed and published

Click here to find out more

Wonderful Words in VNET!

The NCW ran a pilot creative vocabulary workshop series for Year 5s in Catton Grove Primary, Bluebell Primary, Falcon Junior and Attleborough primary schools, all members of VNET. The series aimed to equip 9 – 10 year olds’ with the skills to build their personal vocabulary. They learned etymology tricks, became ‘language detectives’, learned some basic translation, and how to look for context when learning new words.

If you are interested in having Wonderful Words delivered in your school (fee applies), please email hannah.g@nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk

And last but not least…..Request a free workshop from a writer in residence!

There is a wide range of visiting authors from around the world staying in Norwich as part of the National Centre for Writing’s residencies programme. Click here to meet the visiting authors. If you would like your school to receive a visit from an author please get in touch by emailing victoria@nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk.