Curriculum topics available: Composition, Story writing, Persuasive writing, Creative writing, Story telling, Vocabulary, grammar and punctuation.For many young people, their only experience of creative writing is under exam conditions. We offer the chance for both teachers and students to spend a week immersed in words, working with published authors and trained creative writing workshop facilitators to expand the imagination and enhance creativity.
16 students and 2 teachers
Yes - this is a fully accessible building with a central lift giving access to all bedrooms.
At Arvon we believe anyone can become a writer and we’re passionate about working with schools to create a residential that will leave you and your students feeling inspired. We’ve been running residential creative writing courses for schools since 1968, so we’re confident that five days with us can start your students on the path to a life-long love of creative writing.
Coming to stay at an Arvon centre gives you and your students the opportunity to spend five days writing, living and cooking together creating the perfect environment for imagination to thrive. Working with published authors, teachers and students alike are encouraged to take part in workshops, individual tutorials and evening readings.
Whether you want to bring talented writers, or individuals who need more support, each week is shaped around the participants’ needs and interests. We also run bespoke projects such as Writing the Game, which channels students love of football to engage them with writing and learning.
“I cannot express how important this experience has been for my pupils. They have developed the skills to confront their emotional difficulties through a creative outlet. Many have described it as the experience of their life. A truly valuable place.” - Teacher, Priory Ruskin Academy
Arvon are passionate about working with schools to create residential creative writing courses.
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