Arvon hosts courses for community and youth groups and arts organisations, in addition to our courses for schools and individuals. Here’s just some of the positive feedback from participants and accompanying group leaders on our partnership courses for adults and young people.
For feedback on our schools courses, see here: School Testimonials
OFF THE SCALE! Our whole experience has contributed to the enormous, incredible & outstanding continual growth & development. Also, Sheepwash was awesome. Thank you!
I am going to use all the techniques and strategies in my classroom. I really enjoyed the simple strategies which I can use with any age group… I honestly can say this is the most enjoyable and rewarding residential I have been on. From the hospitality and the amazing food, beautiful surroundings, beautiful buildings. My residential with Arvon will be embedded in my memories. A place like this is so important to help people enjoy writing and find ways of expressing themselves.
I’ve come out of the course with three polished poems I wrote here, friends from all over the world, and confidence to continue my writing. I’ve done two writing workshops before this – each were three weeks long – and I’ve grown more this week than I have in those six weeks. Incredible course.
The course has given me confidence. Having people listen to my work and being able to be open about my experiences with people that just get it, has meant the world to me and now I feel so much more comfortable writing about my experiences. It has given me direction, opportunity, friendship and I feel it has helped me move forward in my aspiring writing career.
My most proud achievement is believing in myself to write and share my poems. The most enjoyable time was when everyone was in the same room sharing ideas and performances.
The course has been revelatory. I arrived quite trepidatious and unsure about what to expect, and have been absolutely blown away by the quality of the workshops and the instantly collegiate atmosphere amongst the mentees. Am now looking forward even more to the year that lies ahead.
I really enjoyed making new friends that I wouldn’t normally talk to and being able to find a quiet place by myself and just write.
Arvon is not solely a creative writing course to the Vita Nova groups who come. It is a place of growth in confidence and self-efficacy. A place to (re)learn social skills. A place to get in touch with nature and to take a breath. A place to make friends. A place to listen and a place to be heard.