For the fifth consecutive year, Cheltenham College
Prep School hosted the Young Writers’ Day as part of The Times
Cheltenham Literature Festival’s Education programme. The event was open to
Year 5 and 6 pupils from primary and prep schools all over Gloucestershire.
This year 30 children from Holy Trinity Primary, Oaksey Primary, Sherborne
Primary, St Gregory the Great, Woodmancote Primary and Cheltenham Prep attended the day.
Fleur Hitchcock, author of Shrunk!, which was
selected as a Sunday Times Books of the Week, led three workshops inspiring these
budding young writers to think about character, point of view, setting and
Mr Jonathan Whybrow, Headmaster of Cheltenham Prep commented: “This day gives children a wonderful opportunity
to work with and learn from a leading author. It provides them with a real
insight into the world of fictional writing and lets them explore their
creativity in an exciting and fun way.”