Age 8-10

Easter 2018

Creative Writing and Publishing Workshops

Vote___For Easter BunnyFee: $1200

The search is on for a new Easter Bunny! All rabbits are welcome to apply! In this Easter creative writing and publishing workshop, students will delve into the drama of an Easter Bunnial race. Who are the candidates? What will they promise as they campaign, and how high will they hop to attract more votes? May the best bunny win!

Chinese New Year 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...

Creative Writing and Publishing Workshops

Best in Show

From high-end grooming to correct tail carriage, the famous Westminster Dog Show is no competition for amateur ball-chasing dogs. These dog owners are serious about showing off the perfect dog, but how do the dogs feel about it? In this Chinese New Year creative writing workshop in honour of the Year of the Dog, students consider the perspectives of the dog competitors themselves as they share their opinions of their crazy owners and all the work that goes into being best in show!

Spring 2018

Skill-Building Workshops

Skill-building workshops: May-June

The skill-building writing workshops for all ages from May to June will offer students an opportunity to keep up with their regular writing practice and focus in on specific skills. This year's focus will be on point of view and perspective, with students writing a variety of pieces to explore and practise this skill, while also independently applying the brainstorming, planning and drafting strategies that they’ve learned and practised in our creative writing and publishing workshops.

Creative Writing and Publishing Workshops

Dear Mrs. Jones

When a teacher sends a letter to a student's parents, it's almost never good news. Mrs. Jones is a typical teacher with an unusual class: all of her students are animals. In this creative writing and publishing workshop, students explore how to write and develop a story through letters. Readers will learn about their animal characters through the correspondence between Mrs. Jones and the parents of her students and find out what life is like in an animal school.  

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Book published from this workshop

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 available in print and online. (For ages 6-11)

Chinese New Year 2018 Workshops

Spring 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

  • 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 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 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 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
  • 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
  • I LOVE this writing class. It’s my favourite thing to do each week!!!- Ella, aged 9
  • 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
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Thanks for your patience and professional coaching. My daughter loves it so much!
  • My favorite thing about the workshop was exactly the whole thing!- Rohaan, aged 8
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • My daughter really enjoyed the class and said that you gave her lots of useful tips! Thank you.
  • 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
  • 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.