inkyRepertoire boosts children’s creativity, artistic confidence
The inkyRepertoire has concluded a one-day ‘Onkowe Writing Workshop 2.0’ for children between the ages of 8-13, to develop their creativity and artistic confidence.
Held at the Ignite Africa Library, the workshop was inkyRepertoire’s fourth skills development outing to set a precedent for children’s writing in Nigeria, and as well to give them the opportunity to find their voice and express themselves creatively.
It follows the strides of Onkowe Social Media Short-Story Contest, Onkowe Talk the Word Poetry Contest, and Onkowe Writing Workshop.
Sponsored by Ignite Leadership Foundation, mykolo, and Ayeci Africa, the workshop commenced with the reading of Ellen Banda Aku’s ‘Sula and Ja’ with a lively discussion of chapter seven as the children shared their view of the story.
The Influencers put the children through the paces of effective story writing as they were taught plot and brainstorming, characters, setting, story writing, and editing. Each session was interactive and the children had exercised at the end of each session to test their knowledge.
The children took advantage of the tea and lunch breaks to socialise, discuss what they had learned and explored the children’s library on the ground floor.
At the end of the workshop, the participants were shown the interplay of the various elements of a story in an animated film. They were made to put into practice what they had learned as they wrote their individual stories.
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