Rugby Young Writers’ Group

Booking is now closed for this year!

If you’re new to us, please complete this form and we will let you know once booking opens for 2020-21. We will be in touch with existing group members automatically. You should receive an acknowledgement by email. If you don’t, please check your junk mail and then add that email address to your safe senders list.

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Our Rugby Young Writers’ Group is for those in school years 5-9 and is led by writer Lauren James along with an Assistant Writer. The group meets at Rugby Library from 1:00pm – 3:00pm on one Saturday per month from September 2019:

21st September 2019
19th October 2019
16th November 2019
14th December 2o19
11th January 2020
8th February 2020
7th March 2020
**16th May 2020** CANCELLED
**13th June 2020** CANCELLED
**4th July 2020** CANCELLED.

The advertised dates are subject to change where unavoidable. All those who book places for this group will be kept informed of any changes.

If you have any questions, please contact Emma Boniwell at emma[at]

Please note that places are limited. If the group is fully booked, you will be informed as soon possible after we receive your booking form and you will be added to a waiting list.

Please complete the form below to book your place.

Please enter the first name of the young person wishing to take part in the group.
Please enter the surname of the young person wishing to take part in the group
Please enter the date of birth of the young person wishing to take part using the format DD/MM/YYYY
Please select the relevant school year the young person will be in from September 2019.
Please select the group you are interested in. If the group has SOLD OUT in the title, please do not make payment and we will be in touch to discuss options. If there are other groups or explanations, there will be a space for messages later in the form.
Please let us know which school the young writer will attend from September 2018. We need this for safeguarding reasons. Please enter "home educated" here if this is the case.
Tell us of any needs relating to allergies, medication, conditions or additional needs our writers may need to be aware of.
Please enter the first name of the person we should contact regarding the young writer's place in the group now and in the future
Please enter the surname of the person we should contact regarding the young writer's place in the group now and in the future
Please enter the best contact email address. We will send email reminders to this address as well as other information. We will not pass it on to third parties.
Please enter the best contact mobile phone number. We will use this in case of emergencies during a session, but will also send text reminders the day before the group meets.
Please give us the young writer's usual postcode. We use this when reporting to our funders.
First line of the young writer's usual home address
Second line of the young writer's usual home address
Third line of the young writer's usual home address, if applicable
Fourth line of the young writer's usual home address, if applicable. We already have the postcode listed above, thank you.
We are asked to provide this information by our funders. We will need to know the answer if you ask us for a bursary place.
If your child is in Yr 3-6, we expect a parent or guardian to drop them off and collect them at each session. However, if you are happy for your child to attend unaccompanied please indicate above. If your child is in Yr 7-11 we are happy for them to attend unaccompanied. However, if you would like to drop off and collect your child please indicate above.
Please list here anyone who may collect your young writer from their group. These names will be passed to the lead writer to safeguard your child. Additional names can also be given to the lead writer when dropping off at the session.
These visits will always be supervised by the Lead and Assistant Writer and a risk assessment will be carried out in advance of the visit. You will also be informed in advance of the visit which will take place during one of the sessions themselves.
We will not use the personal details or full names (which means first name and surname) of any child in a photo image, on video, on our website, or in any of our printed publications. We will only use images of young people who are suitably dressed, to reduce any risk of such images being used inappropriately.
Photos and short video clips are a very effective way of communicating and promoting the value of the work we do. They are also a great way for group members to see themselves enjoying being part of a group and learning from or remembering a particular activity or event. Occasionally, we may take photographs or videos of the children/young people who belong to our groups. We may use these images on our website/Facebook/other social media pages.
We may make a video or slideshow of our groups in action for educational purposes, including remembering a fun activity or event.
Very occasionally our group may be visited by the media who will take photographs or film footage of a visiting dignitary or other high profile event. Group members may appear in these images, which may appear in newspapers, or even on TV news programmes. Please note that the press are exempt from the Data Protection Act and may want to include the names and personal details of children in the media. Also, if your child submits writing to be included in Spark Magazine (our online magazine featuring writing by children and young people living in the West Midlands), we will use both the young person’s first and last name unless otherwise agreed.
By paying for all the sessions either in one payment or in termly instalments, you are helping to safeguard the future of the groups - thank you.
You can find the child protection policy and code of conduct that the writers have signed here:

 The Rugby Young Writers’ Group is supported by Warwickshire Libraries.

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