in association with Ashville College

623 children from 22 Primary schools from across the District attended 2018’s ‘Big Write: in association with Ashville College’ in the glittering Royal Hall.

The Big Write is an invaluable opportunity for children across the District to participate in a free to access dedicated writing workshop which aims to inspire children with a love of words.

We were joined for the day by the fantastic Tom Palmer! Tom is the award winning author of many popular children’s book series, including Football Academy, Foul Play and The Squad. As our Big Write author he worked closely with our Education Partner Pobble to create a fun and engaging literary session based on his popular football themed books, which tied in perfectly with the 2018 World Cup season. By working with a published author and moulding the lessons to an exciting theme we were able to spark imaginations, create stories and enable the children to take their ideas and writing skills to the next level.

This ambitious creative writing workshop is a sure fire way to inspire any child, engaging young minds and giving children a platform to share their writing.

We’re currently planning 2019’s Big Write event and can’t wait to be able to share it with you and to inspire hundreds more young minds in 2019.

For more information please contact lizzie@harrogate-festival.org.uk or call 01423 562303

Feedback from 2018’s event

100% of the attending teachers believed that their pupils benefited from the event.

100% of attending schools believed that the Big Write supported the aims of the National Curriculum, ensuring that the teaching was accurate and in line with current guidelines.

100% of schools in attendance believed that the teaching performance by Pobble was good or excellent.

100% of schools said that they would book to attend the event again in 2019.

“Such an inspirational day. Thank you”

“The children really enjoyed themselves. Lots were grabbed by the subject matter. We brought with us a set of reluctant writers – they were wholly engaged and some wrote more than they ever have before”

“One of the students loved it so much they asked if when they go back to school, they could teach it to another class. Excellent enthusiasm”

“I’ve had the best day”

“The session was fun and interesting. The children felt that they had done their best writing”

Read some of the fantastic creative writing written at last years Big Write: 

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