Children's Writing Master Class

Blog Post
January 23, 2020
Preparing the next generation of writers
Children's Creative Writing Masterclass

The Creative writing Masterclass, put together by Tanar Educational Consultancy, under the leadership of Mr. Namse Peter Udosen was a fully stretched out workshop for pupils and teenagers who have taken interest in writing either as a hobby or those who may be considering to build a career out of it.
The session was scheduled for 10AM and began with a general class where introductions were made and the participants were briefed on the overall aim of the class and what is expected of them at the end of the sessions. Within this period, the students were made to carry out a little creative exercise which obviously helped them relax and prepared their minds for the business of the day.
Afterwards, the class was sub divided into groups according to age range, we had a total of four classes, each having a facilitator who taught and coordinated the creative writing sessions. In this break out session, participants were taught the basic elements of a good story and what it means to write an award winning story, the technicalities to look out for, what to avoid, and the structure of a good story. This session was more practical and interractive and the students had opportunities to ask questions and share their opinions and concerns. At the end of the session, the students were saddled with the practical task of writing their own stories using the knowledge they had acquired from the class. The stories were looked at by the facilitators who gave comments, commendations and constructive criticism where necessary, the students where then encouraged to go home and build on the stories that they had started and afterwards, hand it in to their teachers who will in turn send it to the team for editing and submission.
The session came to a close with participants leaving happier and better than they had come and hopefully, with newer and bigger dreams that had been birthed and passions that had been fanned to flames.