Thursday, 27 July 2017

Explore Learning Creative Writing Workshop!.

We went along to a creative writing workshop today, run by explore learning.

Explore Learning run drop in sessions (no booking needed) for their Maths, English and 11+ exam preparation sessions.

The great thing about Explore Learning is that they are voluntary OFSTEAD registered, which means if you are a single parent and work 16+ hours a week or you are a couple working 30+ hours a week, some of the tuition cost is covered by Working Tax Credits, they also offer a limited number of scholarship places which gives a 50% discount to parents receiving Income Support of Job Seekers Allowance in addition there are other various ways to get help funding the tuition sessions which you can find on their website.

Explore Learning have branches all over Greater Manchester and beyond right across the country in various towns and cities.

The twins really enjoyed the session today as it was very play based and both commented on how much they enjoyed it... I watched them in the session quite closely, the group was a small group of 7 children and the twins were the only ones home educated.

They took part joining in with the team work involved with great gusto and made their own considered contributions to the group.

This was the first time I have witnessed them in a formal school type class setting and they looked right at home, there was no shyness or trying to shrink into the background, they took lead roles within their group and were focussed throughout the session.

Once we got home I asked them what they thought about the session and they both said they loved it, in fact they loved it more than Badgers.

Badgers is the only other school type formal learning environment they have been in and have enjoyed going for the past few years, although parents are not allowed into any of the sessions so I have never witnessed how they get on in there.

I asked why they enjoyed it more than Badgers and they said it was fun playing the game, at Badgers it can get boring.

I was a little taken back by that because the only game I could see was a theme of an  animal detective and trying to get him home, this was brilliantly done, the game element was very subtle but obviously very powerful in it's delivery. It certainly made an impression on the twins.

I have looked across the web at some reviews and it seems they have a good reputation and get good results.

We have signed up to have a free session, so I will update on our verdict and let you know if we partake on a paid subscription.

I would love to hear what you think if you have used them or alternatively follow the link below to learn more!..

No comments:

Post a Comment