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Children Creative Writing Workshop at Arvon Lumb Bank

Bring a group to Arvon – we offer residential weeks for schools, young people and adult groups.

At the heart of Arvon is the aim to encourage anyone, regardless of background, to find their voice through writing; whether you want to bring talented writers, or individuals who need more support, each week is shaped around the participants’ needs and interests. Programmes are led by two highly experienced writers, with tutorials, group workshops, and time and space to write.

Bring a School

At Arvon we believe anyone can be a writer. Each year we organise residential weeks at all three of our beautiful heritage properties in Devon, West Yorkshire and Shropshire for schools and groups. Five days that can ignite a life-long love of creative writing.

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Bring a Group

Arvon works in partnership with organisations ranging from charities, arts organisations, socially disadvantaged groups and community groups to higher educational institutions and businesses.

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Learning Resources

Access free creative writing resources and videos with Arvon tutors to use in schools, youth and community groups or at home.

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“The Arvon experience has completely exceeded all my expectations – the pupils have come back brimming with confidence, talking about writing, enthusiastic about writing… it allowed them to think more freely, become more independent writers. All of these things I’d hoped for but I didn’t think we could achieve.”

— Teacher

Join our Arvon for Under 18s Newsletter

This monthly newsletter is all about how we support young writers, and how you can inspire the young people in your life to get writing too. We’ll share tips and resources to use in the classroom or at home and Arvon courses and events to support your writing practice, as well as news and opportunities from other organisations.

Grants for Teachers

Arvon supports the professional development of practising teachers, and teachers who are in a UK state or private primary school – or an English teacher (or teacher of a related discipline) at a UK state or private secondary school or further education institution – may qualify for a concessionary rate.


Sophie Lloyd-Catchpole
Learning and Partnerships Manager
Email: learning@arvon.org


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