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Academia Holiday Writing Programmes 2022

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This holiday period, Academia offers primary school students the opportunity to develop their expressiveness through writing.

Students can choose from a range of workshops — from modules that focus on illustrating elements from their daily life, to classes that bring them on a journey to discover and imagine tangible and relatable characters. Each workshop explores a different theme, and students will have produced a portfolio of well-crafted stories by the end of the classes.

Students can expect a fun, engaging, and meaningful experience. They will gain both confidence in their craft, and the ability to compose more compelling writing.


Academia Holiday Writing Programmes

Academia Holiday Writing Programmes

Academia’s Holiday Writing Programmes take place from 21 November to 14 December 2022. Full details available here.


Lower Primary Holiday Programme Schedule 2022

Everyday Heroes

Over the course of the workshop, students will break down the components of a good story into bite-sized activities that rely on sensorial stimuli, allowing young writers to phenomenologically internalise and translate these insights on paper. These include grammar and vocabulary boosters, kinaesthetic character development, and channelling emotions to writing. Students will take away a new theoretical framework in the form of storyboarding.

8 to 9 December, 10 am to 12 pm
For Primary 2 to 4 students in 2023

Values and Virtues

At the middle primary level, too, values and virtues are recurring themes, often times with a social impact. Students must imagine the challenges faced by their characters, and the paths that are open to them. This module will cover situations in which aforesaid virtues are demonstrated and exemplified with just the right touch. Conducted as a workshop, students will have produced three well-crafted stories by the end of the module.

12 to 14 December, 10 am to 12 pm
For Primary 3 to 5 students in 2023


Level 2 Year-End and Holiday Programme Schedule

Gifted English & Lit for DSA

Poetry. Persuasion. Pint-sized Shakespeare.

21 to 23 November, 10 am to 12 pm
For Primary 5 and 6 students in 2023

Writing Fundamentals: Three Classic Storylines

Three archetypal storylines. Endless possibilities. The timeless writing-intensive Academia module for PSLE-ready writers is back again.

28 to 30 November, 10 am to 12 pm
For Primary 4, 5 and 6 students in 2023

Everyday Experiences:  A Composition Module

Three simple concepts. Three suspenseful stories. Ordinary experiences are part and parcel of the PSLE syllabus. Let’s make the everyday extraordinary.

5 to 7 December, 10 am to 12 pm
For Primary 4, 5 and 6 students in 2023

The ACADEMIC Approach to Intuitive Writing Elements

A for Appearances. C for Comparisons. E for Emotions. Ace your composition with the rest of the A.C.A.D.E.M.I.C. acronym — making literary writing elements as easy as A.C.E.

12 to 14 December, 10 am to 12 pm
For Primary 4, 5 and 6 students in 2023

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