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Writing and Talking Saturday Club

Writing and Talking Saturday Club is a 10-week programme scheduled for February to May 2021 as a partnership between Nottingham Trent University and the National Saturday Club Trust. Aimed at pupils in Year 9, 10 and 11, our goal is to give young people with an interest in creative writing the opportunity to get involved in a subject they love, free of charge at their local university.

Writing and Talking Saturday Club
Writing and Talking Saturday Club
Photo credit: The Saturday Club Trust

Why should your child join the club?

With no previous experience needed and no exams, Writing and Talking Saturday club is the perfect space for young people to experiment with words, express themselves and discover a vast range of careers such as creative writing, advertising, publishing, film-making, journalism and marketing. They’ll get to develop their creative writing and communication skills, meet like-minded young people and make new friends. As well as having lots of fun, Writing and Talking Saturday Club looks great on their CV if they decide to apply to college or university later on. There will also be the opportunity to showcase their work in the summer show, an exhibition hosted by the National Saturday Club Trust!


The club launches on 27 February and will finish at the end of May. Workshops will be held on Saturdays during term-time, from 10am-1pm. There will be no workshops over the Easter holidays (3, 10 and 17 of April). There may be an additional two sessions for evaluation and for the summer show celebration in May/June.


The club will initially be run as live, online workshops via MS Teams. Home internet access and a device (such as a computer, smartphone or tablet) is required for access to the online sessions. Pupils do not need an MS Teams account to participate. They will simply be sent a link to access the session on a regular internet browser, such as Google Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer.

If Covid-19 restrictions lift, the sessions may be held in-person at Nottingham Trent University's city site. If this is the case, we will email you to let you know.


The club is completely free!

How to apply

Applications are now open!

You can apply on behalf of your child by completing the online application form, using the button below.

Places are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis to applicants who meet the eligibility criteria, as defined by our external funding providers. The information you provide in your child’s application will allow us to assess your child’s eligibility for a place.

Find out more

Visit the National Saturday Club website and find out more about what other Writing and Talking Clubs are doing nationwide. You can even visit the 2020 Summer Show online exhibition!

My daughter has made good friends, had fantastic experiences and has grown socially, emotionally, and academically as a result of the Saturday Club.


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