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The Hackney Pirates pop-up writing sessions

Early childhood

Charity will host writing sessions for children on Stratford campus

 
THE PIRATES ARE COMING!
Education charity The Hackney Pirates is coming to UEL's Stratford campus to run pop-up immersive writing sessions with children aged 9-13 from local schools to help develop their literacy, confidence and perseverance. UEL students are invited to join the adventure as a Crewmate!
 
WHEN DO THEY ARRIVE? 
The sessions will run twice a day from 18 March - 22 March. Session times are 9am-12pm & 12pm-3pm.
 
WHAT DO PIRATES DO?
The Hackney Pirates offer local schools engagement sessions (creative writing workshops). The pop-up Pirates will use our proven engagement session, which works well with a class of children from Years 5 or 6. It also builds confidence in the creative writing process and knowledge of the ‘splurge & refine’ methodology. 
 
During the session the group meets a Captain, who tells a tale of adventure at sea and being shipwrecked on an island. The Captain takes them on an immersive pirate-themed journey. Supported by volunteers, children write an imaginative story in response. 
 
Working through our Writing Islands of Ideas, Planning, Splurge, Refine method, each child will create a piece of creative writing by the end of the session. 
 
In order to build upon their achievements and confidence in their writing skills, the children’s writing is professionally designed into a book and printed. 
 
A celebration assembly will be written so that each school can present the children with a printed copy of their work and share the achievements of their Young Pirates with the wider school community.
 
WANT TO BECOME A PIRATE? 
 
If you're a UEL student who would like to volunteer, please visit the UEL volunteer portal for details. 

Monday, 18 March 2019 9:00 to Friday, 22 March 2019 15:00

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