Arvon at Home: Children & Young People’s Workshop with Carl Anka

You Are A Champion Masterclass with Carl Anka

Wednesday February 16th 2022, 10:00 GMT


You Are A Champion

(recommended age: 8-12)

It’s fair to say 2020 probably wasn’t the year any of us expected. As we dust ourselves off, with new working environments and home arrangements springing up around us, we find ourselves navigating a world that feels familiar yet also markedly different. The impact of these changes seems to be especially acute for young people, and our new Arvon at Home Workshops for Children and Young People are designed with this in mind. They offer online opportunities for creativity and self-expression, outside the curriculum, for young people aged 8 upwards, whether from their own home or in a school classroom, under the guidance of expert tutors in poetry and prose.

Carl Anka is a London-born journalist and broadcaster who believes that everything deep down is a wrestling storyline. He has written for BBC, the Guardian, VICE, NME, GQ and BuzzFeed among other publications online and in print and specialises in writing about pop culture, video games, films and football. He is currently a reporter for sports media group The Athletic and resides in Manchester. You Are A Champion, co-written with England International footballer and child food poverty campaigner, Marcus Rashford, is Carl’s debut novel (published by Macmillan Children’s Books, 2021).

Date: 10:00-11:00, 16th February
Cost: FREE

This event is part of Rachel Long’s Spring 2022 Residency with Arvon. To see all upcoming events in the program please click here.

The event will be delivered via Zoom and will last 50 minutes. You will need to have a computer or smart device and a reliable internet connection in order to participate. This event will be live and will be recorded. Recording will be saved in the cloud and made available to those with confirmed advance bookings for a period of two weeks only. It will not be downloadable.

If you have any questions about this or other workshops for children and young people please contact Sophie Lloyd-Catchpole on




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