Age 8-10

Fall 2018

Creative Writing and Publishing Workshops

The Trumpet: Creative Magazine Publishing

Students in these creative writing and magazine publishing workshops will be key contributors to ECP’s magazine, The Trumpet! Over the term, students will focus on four particular writing skills and write different text types, such as stories, newspaper articles and poems. They will revise and edit all of their pieces, but select their two favourites for publication in the magazine, which will be published in print! (For ages 6-11)

Once Upon A Times

In this creative writing and journalism workshop, students learn to write like real journalists and publish a creative newspaper based on fairy tales and nursery rhymes! In this workshop, students write news articles, identify different angles, and learn how to write in an objective style. Besides news stories, students also examine other genres within a newspaper, such as advice columns, ads, horoscopes and sports news.

Independent Writing or Self-Publishing Project

We have had the pleasure of working with a number of dedicated young authors on their independent writing projects and even supporting some to self-publish their books with Green Elephant Books. These writers work one-on-one with an ECP teacher who serves as their first reader and editor to guide them through the process of revising and editing their manuscripts. While the focus may be on refining and completing a particular project, the primary objective is to support aspiring authors to develop the skills, perspective and mindset for a lifelong writing journey.    

Summer 2018

Special Workshop: Board Game + Writing

Play & Write: Demigods & Dungeons (Ages 8-11)

Percy, Annabeth and Grover aren't the only demigods around--and they're certainly not the only ones to go on epic adventures. In our latest creative writing and board game workshop in collaboration with Press Start Hong Kong, students will again write to play and play to write. This time, they'll be creating their own demigod heroes to battle the monsters in our custom-designed version of the board game, "Welcome to the Dungeon". Based on the events of the game, they will write profiles of the heroes, warnings to newcomers and of course epic stories to be included in the dungeon's official records, Chronicles of the Dungeon...

Skill-Building Workshops

Informational Writing: Snakes!

This workshop will open students’ eyes to the incredible world of snakes and challenge them to present information in a fun and engaging way. Students will each research and write about a category of facts and collectively produce a guide that highlights the most amazing and bizarre facts about different species of snakes.

From Plate to Paper (Ages 9-11)

Food lovers unite! Meal times aren’t just about filling your bellies (although that is half the fun); they are about getting together with loved ones, sharing stories, and creating memories. In this food writing workshop, students will discuss their favourite (and not-so-favourite) dishes and face the challenge of making their writing as discerning as their palates! They will recount the stories behind their most heart-warming meals, try their hand at being food critics, and consider what it takes to create mouth-watering menus, among others. Pens at the ready and bon appetit!

Creative Writing and Publishing Workshops

Operation Arctic Adaptation

We all know that global warming is well under way. But while humans might not be doing much to get ready, the animals have got a plan! They know that if they’re to survive, they need to adapt, so they’re conducting a training program for all interested arctic (and Antarctic) animals. Based on these animals’ real habitats and diets, students will create stories about how they learn to survive in not-so-icy conditions!

The Guest

Whether they are friends or relatives, when visitors come to stay, it can turn a whole household upside down. Some guests, like the Yarbys who visit the family in Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, have everyone counting the minutes until they pack their bags, while others become intertwined in the family routine from the moment they step foot through the door. In this summer creative writing and publishing workshop, students will create the character of a memorable guest and the people who find themselves hosting him or her -- willingly or not!

Independent Writing or Self-Publishing Project

We have had the pleasure of working with a number of dedicated young authors on their independent writing projects and even supporting some to self-publish their books with Green Elephant Books. These writers work one-on-one with an ECP teacher who serves as their first reader and editor to guide them through the process of revising and editing their manuscripts. While the focus may be on refining and completing a particular project, the primary objective is to support aspiring authors to develop the skills, perspective and mindset for a lifelong writing journey.    

Summer 2018 Workshops

Fall 2018 Workshops

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

  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Thank you so much for providing this wonderful opportunity to my children and many other children in Hong Kong. I really appreciate your efforts.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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!
  • I LOVE this writing class. It’s my favourite thing to do each week!!!- Ella, aged 9
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • We always put Elephant Community Press in our top priority in every long holiday. Baron loves your writing class very much.- Mandy Lam, Parent
  • My favorite thing about the workshop was exactly the whole thing!- Rohaan, aged 8
  • 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 your patience and professional coaching. My daughter loves it so much!
  • 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.
  • My daughter really enjoyed the class and said that you gave her lots of useful tips! Thank you.
  • 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 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.