Books@Press sponsors all schools in Gloucestershire to become involved in the Brit Writers’ Awards 2011 and 2012.
The Brit Writers' Awards is an exciting initiative designed to encourage and inspire new writing talent— particularly among young people. The aim is to show pupils — and people of all ages throughout the UK — that creative writing is an exciting and powerful way to increase literacy skills, enhance capacity for self-
Over 400,000 children from Schools across the UK are now involved in the Brit Writers’ Creative Writing Programme for Schools. Downloadable lesson plans, writing resources, project ideas & support, author visits as well as resources to support internal writing competitions are available for members. Special emphasis is placed on involving parents, families and the wider community.
The usual membership fee for a school is £100 but with Sponsorship from Books@Press every school in Gloucestershire can enter free of charge.
As a Brit Writers’ Member School, pupils, parents and teachers will benefit from the fantastic creative writing programme and receive:
A range of Creative Writing Lesson Plans for Key Stages 1-
A set of ‘How To’ articles on writing tips for children and adults
A series of inspirational features, puzzles and activities for children and parents
Support in the delivery of special creative writing projects
Visiting authors who will run creative writing workshops involving pupils and parents
Support and guidance in publishing a book showcasing your pupil's work
Support in managing internal writing competitions & special certificates at recognition events
Free entry for all pupils, parents and teachers to the Brit Writers’ Awards Unpublished 2011/12
£5000 prize to the winning school at the Brit Writers’ Awards Unpublished 2011/12
Why has Books@Press become involved in the project?
Good RE encourages children to reflect on their learning and form and express their own ideas. Exploring aspects of religious beliefs and practices provides stimulating and thought provoking opportunities for creative writing. Author and publisher, Gill Vaisey has a background in teaching and now provides training for teachers promoting effective ways in which to engage children in stimulating RE activities. This partnership with the Brit Writers’ Awards provides a fantastic opportunity to bring the best of creative writing and religious education together.
As an author and publisher, Gill will be delighted to visit schools to talk to pupils and to attend after school ‘Meet the Author’ sessions for parents, pupils and members of the community.
For more details contact us on 01594 516490 or email or visit www.britwritersawards.co.uk