Writing East Midlands Young Writer's Groups Workshops
We’re pleased to announce that we’ve been invited to run some special Writing East Midlands Young Writer’s Groups workshops in Derby during February 2018.
As part of these unique music journalism workshops, we will work with two separate Young Writer’s Groups at Ashbourne Library. The two groups consist of the Juniors Writing Squad, made up of school years 4-7, and the Seniors Writing Squad, made up of school years 8-11.
Both Writing East Midlands Young Writer’s Groups Workshops will be led by Rockhaq Community founder and editor Michelle Dhillon. They will include a careers overview in Music Journalism with an introduction to The Rockhaq Community. The majority of time will be spent teaching students how to write their first professional music review. Students are always encouraged to choose and bring their own track or album to write about in all Rockaq workshops. This is great for developing literacy skills as Michelle’s workshops and lesson plans all meet the National Curriculum for English Literacy too.
We can’t confirm this yet but these Writing East Midlands Young Writer’s Groups Workshops in Derbyshire may include special guest appearances from key Rockhaq Community members who have gone on to teach English to students too. We hope to inspire a new generation of young Rockhaq Community members by inviting these members to talk at the workshops.
To find out more about how we run a typical workshop and hear students and teachers thoughts, check out our Schools page. You can also read about our special live reviews workshop at Nottingham Royal Concert Hall on December 1, 2017. This took place before John Wilson & The John Wilson Orchestra performed A Celebration of the MGM Film Musicals. Students from Nottinghamshire’s Tuxford Academy took part part in the live music review workshop, stayed for the concert and started writing their first live music reviews post-event.
Writing East Midlands Young Writer’s Groups Workshops 2018
The following events are already confirmed:
- Tuesday 6 February at Ashbourne Library, Derbyshire: Hit ‘N’ Run Workshop + How to Write A Music Review Workshop for KS2/3
- Tuesday 20 February at Ashbourne Library, Derbyshire: Hit ‘N’ Run Workshop + How To Write A Music Review Workshop for KS3/4
Look out for further Rockhaq workshops and Rockhaq Academy events taking place over 2018, we have lots more to announce this year. If you’re a teacher or music hub just get in touch to find out what we have planned and how you can get involved.
A very big thanks to Sian Tower at Writing East Midlands for inviting us to take part in the Writing East Midlands Young Writer’s Groups workshops in Derbyshire. Here’s to some great workshops!