Services for Local Schools

School-Based Writing Curriculum Development

At Elephant Community Press, we have been offering English writing and publishing workshops for students at both international and local schools across Hong Kong since 2008. Over the past three years particularly, we have done a substantial amount of work with local primary schools to develop school-based creative writing curricula to supplement and be integrated into the regular English curriculum. During this process, we have collaborated closely with the school English teams to develop the curricula, as well as offered teacher training and co-teaching of the workshops to ensure that the programme is sustainable after we conclude our contracts with the schools. For some school partners, we have also coordinated the publishing of student work at the end of our writing workshops to give students a specific goal and share their work with others.  Please contact us for more details.

Extra-Curricular Activities

In addition to curriculum development, we also offer extra-curricular activities that guide students through the entire process of writing and publication.  From idea generation to drafting and revision, students develop the skills and confidence to see their projects through to completion.  Our Young Reporters and Young Writers activities offer students the opportunity not only to improve their writing skills, but also to publish their work in a school newspaper or school literary magazine for sharing with the entire school community. Distributed to all students, teacher and parents, these publications can contribute to the English language learning environment and encourage students to both read and write more in English. For more details on these two programmes, please see our Young Writers and Young Reporters pages.

Besides these activities, ECP also has experience designing workshops to meet schools’ interests and needs as they apply for Quality Education Fund (QEF) funding for special projects. For example, we have previously run a Green Reporters workshop that combines magazine writing and journalism skills with a focus on learning about environmental issues and sustainability. Please contact us for more information on custom-designed writing workshops or activities.

Books By Kids

Taming of the Zoo

  • Author Ages:8-10
  • ISBN:978-988-77188-5-7
  • Published:June 2017
  • Price:HK$75
  • Charity Beneficiary:Hong Kong Dog Rescue

When in Monsterland

  • Author Ages:6-8
  • ISBN:978-988-771-8864
  • Published:June 2017
  • Price:HK$75
  • Charity Beneficiary:Bring Me A Book Hong Kong

Take A Stand

  • Author Ages:10-12
  • ISBN:978-988-771-8871
  • Published:June 2017
  • Price:HK$70
  • Charity Beneficiary:WWF-Hong Kong

What It Takes

  • Author Ages:10-12
  • ISBN:978-988-77188-1-9
  • Published:December 2016
  • Price:HK$80.00
  • Charity Beneficiary:InspiringHK Sports Foundation

Ice Cream Incoming!

  • Author Ages:8-10
  • ISBN:978-988-77188-3-3
  • Published:December 2016
  • Price:HK$75.00
  • Charity Beneficiary:Foodlink Foundation

If Only

  • Author Ages:6-8
  • ISBN:978-988-77188-2-6
  • Published:December 2016
  • Price:HK$75.00
  • Charity Beneficiary:Make-A-Wish Hong Kong

Destination: 2016

  • Author Ages:12-14
  • ISBN:978-988-13402-7-6
  • Published:June 2016
  • Price:HK$80
  • Charity Beneficiary:Room to Read

Testimonials

  • This Fall, my daughter would like to sharpen her writing skills. I think ECP has inspired her to write better. Thanks for all of your effort.
  • We always put Elephant Community Press in our top priority in every long holiday. Baron loves your writing class very much.- Mandy Lam, Parent
  • I liked making the school magazine because it’s a great honour and I was very proud when I received it. Also, others could have a copy of the magazine too! I think the magazine is a good chance for us to show our writing and it’s a keepsake for us.- Karen, aged 11
  • Thanks very much once again for the wonderful program you have conducted in the school. The kids have enjoyed it thoroughly and of course learnt a lot. I can clearly see that my daughter has benefited from all the guidance and encouragement you have provided. There was a lot of personal attention given to each child, which is truly mazing given that these were group sessions.- Deepika Deshpande, Parent
  • Thanks for the writing report and your effort to make a "boring" writing class interesting. Your encouraging feedback will definitely energize my daughter to go further.
  • I LOVE this writing class. It’s my favourite thing to do each week!!!- Ella, aged 9
  • I cannot wait to read our book! Thanks for your time to teach and help me. I really learned lots from you! - Student, aged 12
  • As always, Elephant Community Press offers interesting programs for kids of different learning ages. We surely keep that in mind when we re-organize our time table.
  • Thank you for your email and detailed feedback. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed the class and has benefited a great deal. I would like to thank you especially for the report which shared in depth both her achievements and nature.
  • Thanks for your patience and professional coaching. My daughter loves it so much!
  • Thanks for sending us the report. I can see my son has built up his interest in writing. He even writes small stories on his little iPod when we travel!
  • My child has definitely flourished in her writing skills. She loves coming here and always feels that she has accomplished a lot by the end of every class. Thanks for your guidance!
  • My son used to hate English writing but he enjoys your class very much. I am so grateful for the motivation you have given him.
  • Thank you so much for providing this wonderful opportunity to my children and many other children in Hong Kong. I really appreciate your efforts.
  • My son asked if he can come back again! It is good to see that my son loves writing and I am happy to see that he has started to write more!
  • My daughter really enjoyed the class and said that you gave her lots of useful tips! Thank you.
  • My daughter has enjoyed reading and writing very much since early childhood. She's always dreamed of becoming an author and having her own book to share with family, relatives and friends. She has made an obvious improvement in organising her work in the last few months. My wife and I thank you so much for your fruitful advice during and after the workshop.
  • During the last couple years, Jocelyn gained a lot from your teaching and guidance and we can see improvement in her overall English presentation and writing. She will be moving to an undergraduate programme in the UK in Sept, which is a new milestone in her life. I have to express my sincere thanks to you.
    - Susan Siu, Parent
  • Elephant Community Press is an amazing organization with innovative ideas for encouraging young writers. Having her work published helped build my child’s sense of self-worth and having the proceeds of the books go to charity taught her about how her work can make a difference. My daughter has built her self-confidence and deepened her love for writing. This is hands down her favorite extracurricular activity — and as a side note, it has helped her enormously in school too!- Rosa Joshi, Parent
  • Our daughter has enjoyed reading and writing very much since early childhood. She’s always dreamed of becoming an author having her own book to share with family, relatives and friends. I’ve seen an obvious improvement in her work in the last few months. My wife and I thank you so much for your fruitful advice during and after the workshop.- Parent
  • My favorite thing about the workshop was exactly the whole thing!- Rohaan, aged 8
  • I think my son has improved a lot since he started the writing class. He now finds it easier to put his ideas into writing. Thanks very much. I am sure with your help, his writing technique will improve as well.