Young Writers Summer School - Debate Chamber

Young Writers Summer School

Do you enjoy putting pen to paper, and love building stories of your own? Would you like to spend time improving your writing alongside other young people who share your enthusiasm? The Young Writers Summer School offers students aged 11-14 the opportunity to explore and practice diverse types of writing. Taking in a wide range of forms across prose, poetry and news reporting, students will craft individual and group compositions within a friendly and supportive environment. By carefully studying classic examples of fiction and poetry, this course encourages critical reading in order to develop our own writing with precision, flair and imagination. It also places a strong emphasis on sharing work, and on offering and receiving constructive feedback and suggestions for development.

The structure of the course across four days ensures an enjoyable variety of games, activities and exercises and provides an exciting mixture of discursive engagement and personal endeavour.

Throughout all sessions students will benefit from the sensitive guidance of our friendly team of tutors, and from small class sizes (max 14) which ensure that there is plenty of space for each voice to be heard. An intensive four days of exploration, discussion, studied practice and feedback will leave participants with a strong grasp of creative techniques, plentiful stimulating examples, and a sense of direction and possibility for their future writing.

Do you enjoy putting pen to paper, and love building stories of your own? Would you like to spend time improving your writing alongside other young people who share your enthusiasm? 

The Young Writers Summer School offers students aged 11-14 the opportunity to explore and practice diverse types of writing. Taking in a wide range of forms across prose, poetry and reportage, we will craft individual and group compositions within a friendly and supportive environment. By carefully studying classic examples of fiction and poetry, this course encourages students to read critically in order to develop their own writing with precision, flair and imagination. It also places a strong emphasis on sharing work, and on offering and receiving constructive feedback and suggestions for development.

The structure of the course across four days ensures an enjoyable variety of games, activities and exercises and provides a dynamic mixture of discursive engagement and personal endeavour.

Throughout all sessions students will benefit from the sensitive guidance of our friendly team of tutors, and from small class sizes (max 14) which ensure that there is plenty of space for each voice to be heard. An intensive four days of exploration, discussion, studied practice and feedback will leave participants with a strong grasp of creative techniques, plentiful stimulating examples, and a sense of direction and possibility for their future writing.

‘This course helped me in my writing in a fun and original way. The teachers were friendly and catered to the individual needs of the students. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys writing, or would like to improve.’

‘If you want a chance to learn more writing techniques and get inspiration for your stories, you will love this fun, friendly Summer School.’

Practical Details

The Young Writers Summer School will take place 3rd – 6th August, and is open to students aged 11 – 14.

Teaching hours on each day run will from 10.30am till 4.30pm, with a lunch break.

The venue for this course is the University of London, Bloomsbury Campus, Central London – you can see more venue and travel details herePlease note that accommodation is not included, and must be arranged independently if required.

The cost of the four-day Young Writers Summer School is £385 per student. To reserve your place you will need to pay a 25% non-refundable deposit, with the balance of the payment due eight weeks in advance of the course start date.

Please note that we will have a number of partial (up to 90%) fees bursaries available for students who would otherwise have financial difficulty in attending – see more details here.

To express your interest in the Young Writers Summer School, or if you have any further questions, simply call on 0800 810 1058, email info@debatechamber.com, or book online

Debate Chamber offers a limited number of full and partial bursaries to students who could not otherwise afford to attend. If you would like to apply for a bursary then please complete your bursary application here.