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Exploring: Creative Writing Summer 2023

Across this 5-week course students will use their imagination and creativity to produce their very own work of fiction! Working independently and as part of a team, they will investigate a range of literary techniques and narrative devices, culminating in a pitch where they will defend their creative choices in front of a ‘panel of publishers’.

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Starts: 05 June 2023

Ends: 08 July 2023

Ages: 8 to 16 years old

Total: £110.0

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Creative writing is all about using your imagination and creativity! Across this 5-week course students will learn about genre, scene-setting, plot development, character creation, narrative voice and practise a range of exciting literary techniques. Working independently and as part of a team, they will develop the skills of an author, learning to think critically, generate unique ideas, and use their language choice for maximum impact. The course will culminate with students pitching their work of fiction to a ‘publisher’, defending their literary and creative choices in front of an audience.

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Choose the day of your club and we will match your child to the ideal group for them based on their age and ability

Club start times - UK Time


05:30 PM


10:30 AM
Week Number Week Commencing
1 05 June 2023
2 12 June 2023
3 19 June 2023
4 26 June 2023
5 03 July 2023

Course outcomes

Students will gain the following:

Be part of our global community

Mix with students and mentors from around the world, learn from their diverse experiences and make friends for life.

Become a confident communicator

Through a mixture of debate-led activities, students will practice presenting their ideas in an engaging and persuasive way.

Gain 21st century skills

The skills developed in our clubs will help students become the leaders of tomorrow. With a focus on teamwork, leadership and problem solving, students will leave the programme feeling empowered and confident.

Help boost your child’s confidence

Our debating clubs are designed to help students of all levels of experience between the ages of 8-18. 83% of our students reported they feel more confident speaking up in class since joining Debate Mate.

We fit around your schedule

Our sessions run for one hour at the same time each week. You can choose the day of your club from the time slots available.

Safe and secure

All of our staff are trained in child safeguarding practices and have Enhanced DBS Checks completed prior to working with us.

A highly interactive experience

Your child will develop the fundamental skills necessary to debate using a range of group activities and games.


We understand if you change your mind and we are pleased to offer a full refund if you change your mind after the first session.

How long are the sessions?

Each session is an hour-long. We do ask that you log in to the session 5-10 minutes early to resolve any technical issues.

What if my child doesn’t enjoy the programme after the first session?

Don’t worry, we will give you a full refund if your child does not want to continue beyond the first session.

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What happens if I am experiencing technical difficulties?

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What is your refund policy?

We understand if you change your mind and we are pleased to offer a full refund if you change your mind after the first session. You can request a refund by contacting us here . We ask that if you have any issues with the session or are unhappy at the level of service, to contact us and we will do our best to resolve the problem.

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