I am a (SORLS) teacher at Kilve Court Residential Education Centre for the Gifted and Talented. I teach Creative Writing Courses, some with a theme. Listed below are the blurbs, so if you are interested in sending your children on one of these fun packed courses, please email Kilve Court directly here.
Pow! Crash! Boom!
Art & Creative Writing
Course Directors: Charlett Goretzka and Lucinda Murray
Ever wanted to create your own super hero or villain? Want to make a comic, graphic novel or story based around them? Now is your chance in Pow! Crash! Boom! Your work doesn’t just have to be about superheroes. If you want to write about a warrior troll having the worst day in their entire existence, or a raging pixie seeking revenge on the human who pulled their wings off, you can.
We will focus on materials ranging from the classical Snoopy to the most modern, Batman. Find your inner geek through group discussions based on your character’s powers, abilities and the world in which they live. You don’t have to be a great artist to attend.
When this course is over, you will wish we’d been sucked through a wormhole and not returned. Prepare yourselves to Pow, Crash, Boom those villains back to kingdom come!
Years 4 - 6
Course Director: Charlett Goretzka & Lucinda Murray
We all want an adventure. We want to tie our spotted handkerchiefs to a stick, fill it with food like the greedy little hobbits we are, and go forth on the open road. Unfortunately we have rules to follow, school to attend and other frustrating things that get in our merry little way. But that doesn't mean we can’t bring an adventure to life on the page.
On this course we’ll learn how to write adventure stories and create vivid characters to reach out and grab the reader. Using the stunning scenery around Kilve for inspiration, we’ll begin telling our own fascinating and original tales, planning plot twists, go on a quest, all the time letting our stories break the rules for us, and take us on a writing adventure of our own!
Creative Writing for Beginners
Course Director: Charlett Goretzka
Writers have to start somewhere, so why not here: Creative Writing for Beginners. On this course you will create characters that are as real as human beings, with quirky personalities and features that will light up in a person’s mind throughout the story, for example: “Serena tucked her copper curls behind her ears and forced herself to look at her reflection. She hated her dull grey eyes, but Erick had told her that they were like a winter’s mist over a calm sea. Was it true? Could something about her be pretty?” Here I have summed up an insecure girl who is ashamed of her looks, described her main features and let the reader’s question who Erick is. Do you want to make your own believable characters who will lead your readers through to the end? Then let’s start with the basics of writing.
The Enchanted World of Dragons
Art and Creative Writing
Course Directors Charlett Goretzka & Lucinda Murray
These mythological creatures appear in literature and history throughout the ages and virtually every culture in the world. The carved dragons on the front of Viking long ships for instance, where they believed that the dragon could ward off evil on their long voyage across the sea. Or maybe you have one in your garden and you just want to talk and write about it?
Looking closely at Dragon art work and compendiums, where there are many myths and legends of heroes and dragons, we will write our own stories, make a collage of our own dragon world and enjoy a fantastic time working alongside likeminded people.
If you have a strange fascination for dragons and want to take home your very own dragon egg, the knowledge and stories of the past, and the fantastical images of a world full of dragons, then join us on our magical, enchanted weekend.
Good Fairies, Bad Fairies
Art and Creative Writing
Course Director Charlett Goretzka
This course is based on the myths and legends of fairy folk across the country, dating back to as far as the Victorian era – Charlotte Bronte: Jane Eyre. The two girls who found fairies in the garden and sent pictures to the newspaper, and of course our modern day fairy, Tinkerbell.
What do you think a fairy looks like? do they look like us, only smaller? Or do they have frog legs and dragon fly wings – do they have wings at all? All these questions will be revealed in Good Fairies, Bad Fairies. What legends are out there and what does history tell us about the unknown? Come back in time to where the stories and ballads told the people of the Dark Ages England about the supernatural. Where lost objects were blamed on the pixies and fairy folk, and the river’s mist was the wicked works of
Willow the Wisp.
Get your fairy costumes on, bring your weekend fairy/pixie names and let us hear your favourite story of a fairy legend (many books on fairy tales and legends). There will be arts, crafts and lots of sparkles. With the inspiration of crafts, a fantasy film and listening to our legends, our minds will be full of the land of fairies, pixies, goblins and many more creatures. This is where we put those magical pens to paper and write a tale of our own.
So come pixies and fairies, boys and girls, and enjoy our fun weekend of Arts and Creative Writing