Going for Gold
A quick look at the headlines during the Olympics or World Cup reveals that the world of competitive sports is filled with as much drama and heartache as any epic journey. Whether or not athletes are playing at the international level, the winners’ list never tells the whole story. Behind that one moment are countless hours of training and preparation. Individuals and teams going for the gold medal need to juggle friends, family and school, as well as their coach’s expectations. In this creative writing and publishing workshop, students will read and analyse examples of sports stories as they weave together the trials and tribulations of their own characters’ athletic journeys. The books published from this workshop will be sold to raise funds to support the local charity InspiringHK Sports Foundation and also go into circulation in the Hong Kong Public Libraries. *Note: From our experience, students in our online creative writing and publishing workshops benefit greatly from 30-min one-on-one sessions with the teacher to support the revising process. These one-on-one sessions will be scheduled directly with the teacher and charged separately. For students in this age group, we expect students will need a one-on-one session every 4 weeks (3 per term).
Learning objectives
Specific to this workshop:
  • Understand the specific genre and characteristics of sports stories through reading, discussion and analysis of model texts
  • Primary focus on plot and character development
  • Learn and apply different planning and writing techniques, including how to build tension, reveal characters' personalities, and explore different types of conflict
As writers:
  • Develop more complex characters and use a variety of techniques to portray them
  • Develop more complex plots with consistency and logic
  • Make use of research to write convincingly
  • Experiment with new techniques, devices and structure
  • Understand genre characteristics and conventions to stay within the given genre
  • Improve writing skills through individualised feedback from the teacher
  • Consider the purpose and relevance of each part
  • Edit their writing to keep the reader engaged
  • Learn to provide constructive peer feedback
  • Refine proofreading and editing skills to prepare writing to be published
As learners:
  • Develop creativity and collaboration through a workshop environment
  • Develop grit and perseverance by working on a challenging and long-term writing project
  • Develop time and project management skills to see a project through to completion
  • Learn to look at own work critically and consider how to improve it
  • Learn to be open to and respond to constructive feedback
  • Gain confidence by writing and publishing a story in a book for a real audience
Creative Writing & Publishing

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For children aged
10 to 12
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