Three years ago, Little Star Writing started as a series of five workshops - a 'trial' to see if the dream in our head could work in the 'real world'. It involved 11 students, a series of worksheets and activities, and a big plan to change the perception of writing amongst children aged 7-11.
After just five one-hour workshops, the students at Trafalgar Junior School begged us to continue in the next academic year, and when the word spread to neighbouring schools, we officially launched LSW workshops in three more schools in September 2012.
Fast-forward three years and we have won a business award, taken LSW workshops to International British Schools around the world, secured sponsorship with Penguin Random House, Usborne and Nosy Crow, launched regular after school workshops in 20 schools, started half term Writing Retreats and 1:1 tuition, and even held our own literary festival for children.
We wanted to take a moment between our crazy plans to stop and thank everyone that has supported us throughout the last three years - all of the students, parents, LSW tutors, teachers, authors, and publishers who have helped make LSW what it is today... THANK YOU!
We have achieved far more than we thought possible in the last three years, and we can't wait to see what the next three years will bring, but right now, there's nothing left to do except celebrate...
Some ways you can help us celebrate our 3 year anniversary:
- Leave us a review on our KalliKids page
- Help us reach more parents / teachers by 'liking' or sharing our Facebook page
- Send us a celebratory #HappyBirthdayLSW tweet! (@littlestarwrite)
- Just eat cake!