Hero themed writing workshop for budding young authors in Canning Town

Previous winners of Explore Learning's Young Writers' Awards. Picture: Paul Bennett

Previous winners of Explore Learning's Young Writers' Awards. Picture: Paul Bennett - Credit: Archant

Canning Town Explore Learning Centre is hosting a marvellous writing workshop on Tuesday in conjunction with the National Young Writers’ Awards.

As the theme of this year’s awards is heroes, local hero nurse Lynn Willbourne from Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity will be dropping in to meet the budding auteurs.

Lynn spends every day caring for seriously ill children and supporting their parents, so will be sure to provide plenty of inspiration to the children.

Charlotte Gater, head of curriculum at Explore Learning, said: “We can’t wait to read what children put together along this year’s theme of heroes – whether that’s a hero with superpowers or an everyday hero like a parent, a firefighter, paramedic or teacher.”

The National Young Writers’ Awards has been running for 10 years, and this year the judge is David Walliams.

The workshop is suitable for children aged four to 14, and runs from 6.30 - 8pm.