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Climate champions creative writing project for children

Literary Arts organisation, Read Now Write Now, has been awarded funding from Arts Council England to run a FREE creative writing project for children aged 7 to 11 years across the Liverpool City Region and Cheshire West & Chester.

The theme for these workshops is all about climate change and will consist of a number of live online writing workshops, recorded workshops, as well as learning resources which will be available for schools to use.

Climate Champions creative writing coursesDuring sessions, children will hear about real life climate change concerns and write a short story of their own which will be then shared via social media, displayed in local libraries, presented on YouTube and at a special event at Liverpool Central Library (Covid-19 dependent) to coincide with the 26th UN Climate Change Conference in November 2021.

Working with Read Now Write Now is climate change charity, Hope for the Future, and six library services: Cheshire West & Chester; Halton; Liverpool; St Helens; Sefton and Wirral.

Sefton Council will be working with local author Charlie Lea from Read Now Write Now who says:

“Climate Change is and will be the major issue affecting our world, children and young people are, quite rightly, concerned about the future. The aim of this project is to help them write powerful stories which can reach out to everyone and highlight and persuade others what they must do to save our planet so that we can all become true climate champions ourselves.”

All live courses will take place online via Zoom and there will be a maximum of 20 free places on each course with registration on a first come, first served basis.

The live courses will be held on:

Wednesdays, 5pm to 6.30pm starting 29th September 2021 for 4 weeks

Thursdays, 5pm to 6.30pm starting 30th September 2021 for 4 weeks

Saturdays, 11am to 12.30pm starting 2nd October 2021 for 4 weeks

There will also be a live course via Zoom during half term from Monday 25th October to Thursday 28th October from 10am to 11.30am.

All interested people need to do is choose one of the above courses and then email charles@readnowwritenow.org.uk to book on and register.

For more information please also contact charles@readnowwritenow.org.uk.

Pre-recorded courses will be available from 20th September from www.readnowwritenow.org.uk