Classes run from 10:00-12:00 Saturdays
We are based at Ara City Campus, Christchurch
In our WRITE ON Saturday classes, we encourage students to explore new genres and forms, share work with their peers, and develop a self-confident approach to their writing. We create a supportive community of writers.
Our WRITE ON Saturday Classes, based in Ōtautahi Christchurch, are for writers ages 7 to 19 who love to write. Classes are small and are led by tutors who are experienced writers and specialist teachers.
Programmes, suited to the age and ability level of each group, provide an enjoyable variety of writing challenges as well as the chance for writers to pursue their own projects.
Students are provided with great writing prompts, 1:1 mentoring and redrafting support – with the motivation of possible publication in Write On Magazine, online or through competitions.
To ensure access to a community of writers, we also offer WRITE ON SATURDAY ONLINE classes for writers over 12 years old. This means you can join us from around the country and experience what Write On has to offer. FIND OUT MORE HERE. If your child is aged 9-11 and you are interested in joining an online class please email Heather at email@example.com to express your interest.
Please note: We work to extend and enrich each child's writing experiences. We do not teach a beginner programme and it is best if children have at least one year of English speaking, reading and writing experience prior to joining our classes.
OPEN FOR ALL TERMS
book now to ensure a Term 2 placement.
Term 1 ( 8 sessions)
BOOKINGS CLOSED ALL CLASSES ARE FULL
February 11, 18, 25
March 4, 11, 18, 25
Term 2 (8 sessions)
May 6, 13, 20, 27
June 10, 17, 24 ( no class June 3 Queens Birthday)
Term 3 ( 9 sessions)
July 22, 29
August 5, 12, 19, 26
Sept 2, 9, 16
Term 4 ( 7 sessions)
Oct 14, 28 ( no class 21st Labour weekend)
Nov 4, 11, 25 ( no class 18th Show weekend)
Dec 2, 9
WHAT OUR YOUNG WRITERS SAY
“Every week, I get to spend time with like-minded people. School for Young Writers is a place where you can express yourself through both your writing and the discussion that follows, where there is no fear of judgement.”
“I like coming here because I get FREEDOM to write for a whole blooming TWO HOURS instead of being told what to do for only one.” OLIVIA, 9
“I love the variety of topics and themes, all the nice people you meet, and all the teachers are super nice. It has improved my writing skills immensely”
“I’ve enjoyed having a set time to write every week. No matter how busy I get, I always get to write and share my writing with other people who want to be there.”
LOCATION OF CLASSES
access via parking space on the corner of Moorhouse Ave and Barbadoes Street
We will supply maps.
ONLINE- join us from your place via ZOOM. For those over 12 who want to be part of a community of writers.