Shakespeare hit the airwaves this week – when I had the great opportunity to spend some time on air with our friend and presenter, Michael Duffy of Dundalk FM.
I explained on Tuesday morning, that I am challenging every child to live a better literary life. One that is guaranteed to engage and challenge them in Primary School. With the ultimate goal being a life-time of high-achievers using writing and all its benefits as a definitive springboard for their future careers.
Here is how my Camp will help your child!
Children with greater writing abilities learned specifically through Shakespeare, have been shown to:
- Achieve academic success in later years from a gathered background of limitless vocabulary, spelling and grammar.
- Communicate more effectively as they develop correct spelling as well as precise grammar needed to convey their ideas in written form.
- Improve mature instincts from understanding how shades and meaning can convey emotions.
- Become more empathetic through studying themes in Shakespeare’s writing.
- Gain level-headed thinking from structured writing, leading to greater social connections with others and improved confidence as adults.
- Develop cognitive skills and generate ideas through analysing, evaluating and making inferences.
They Will Learn!
Children learn from a fun-packed and wide-ranging schedule. Early morning we begin with descriptions of Shakespeare, taking fun lessons in writing through the senses. Your child learns how to show a story, and not just write it as it is. They study how Shakespeare wrote, hear his words more fully. Children are encouraged and guided in the art of writing lines within dramas, sonnets and stories. We look at the three groupings of Shakespeare’s plays – Romance, Tragedies and Histories. The child learns how they are constructed, the famous quotes from each, how they relate to the reader, and what gives them lasting appeal. Within the Sonnets, we take a look at Iambic Pentameter, Assonances, Alliterations, Word Sounds and Rhythm. Each day unwinds with fun writing games devised by Shakespeare! All of this enables the children to become life-long Junior Shakespeares composing their own wonderful Shakespearean masterpieces within a safe, secure and creative Camp.
Schedule For You!
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Descriptions using the senses: See | Hear | Touch | Smell | Taste
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Grammar and syntax from Shakespeare’s day to ours.
11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Shakespearean Characters | Character journeys | Protagonists/Antagonists!
12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Story Arcs in Shakespeare’s writing | His main plots | Word Sounds in Sonnets.
1:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
1:20 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Comprehensive writing games from Shakespeare’s day to ours!
Best-selling author, creative writing tutor and publisher – Brenda Woods.
Tel – 086-8104927
WEEK 1 – 3rd to 7th – The Write Space – Dundalk.
WEEK 2 – 10th to 14th – The Grain Store, Cabinteely, Dublin 18.
WEEK 3 – 17th to 21st – The Write Space – Dundalk.
Fee: €145 per child.
Group bookings – sixth child goes half price!
Sibling discount for one child – €135. BOOK BELOW!
“My child has attended Brenda’s Shakespeare Writing Summer Camp for over two years and he loves them! I’m looking at a confident boy going into Secondary School now, with a great foundation in and love for short stories, poetry, drama, playwriting and Shakespeare. I know his passion for writing will stand to him in the future. Thank you Brenda.” Alicia Ticehurst
How To Get Here:
The Grain Store – Cabinteely – Cabinteely Park, Old Bray Road, Cabinteely, Dublin 18, County Dublin. By Bus: From Dublin – 45,84,86 From Bray – 45,84. By Car: Take the N11 from the City Centre and turn right at Cornelscourt. Take the first left towards Cabinteely village and follow the signs for ‘The Park’.
The Write Space – 7 Bishop’s Court, Dundalk. Google Map on this page.
€145 – Full payment due at start of Camp€70 – Due at time of booking DISCOUNT! Group bookings over 5 children – one child goes half price!
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