The Big Write children's workshop returns to Harrogate International Festivals

The Big Write children's workshop returns to Harrogate International Festivals

The North’s biggest children’s creative writing workshop The Big Write is returning in May, Harrogate International Festivals has announced.

Independent school Ashville College will sponsor the event for its third year. The 2018 workshop saw 622 children from 22 schools attend and organisers hope to build on that success when it comes to Harrogate’s Royal Hall on 20th May.

The Big Write is part of the festivals' annual programme and is delivered by its educational partner, Pobble, to children from Years 4 and 5.

Development Manager at Harrogate International Festivals, Lizzie Brewster, said: “The Big Write is accessible and inclusive and offers an exciting platform to inspire young minds. The event features a special guest published author, it takes writing and reading out of the classroom injecting energy and enthusiasm into literacy. Ashville’s support has ensured we can once again bring this brilliant event to Harrogate.”

“Partnering with Harrogate International Festivals aligns with our vision to develop not just a love of writing and reading in our school, but the wider life-affirming benefits of creative expression,” said Simon Asker, director of prep school at Ashville College. “It can boost confidence and communication alongside literacy skills.”

Further details will be announced over the coming weeks.