A GROUP of “mini-mortals” will be providing some story magic for the older community thanks to a fairy-tale partnership between two South Yorkshire charities.
Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care (SCCCC) has teamed up with Rotherham literacy charity Grimm and Co to stage a ‘Penpal Power’ creative writing workshop for older children.
The aim is to get young people aged 11 to 14 to come up with magical stories of wonder and intrigue which can be sent to isolated older people as part of SCCCC's popular pen pal scheme, which was launched during last year’s lockdown.
The charity kept the letters flowing even after restrictions lifted and now wants young people to create stories at the workshop which will be held at Clifton Park Museum.
Tammy Wilson, who manages the pen pal scheme at SCCCC, said: “We've been overwhelmed by the public's response to the scheme, but thought it would be a fantastic idea to get young people involved and send something a little bit different and entertaining to an isolated older person for whom many television is their only company.”
Grimm and Co’s free workshops cover comedy writing and stories, to poems, plays and monologues, showcasing young people’s in a bid to promote self-esteem, raise literacy levels and build confidence.
The workshop takes place at 4pm on Tuesday, November 30, at 4pm, at the Garden Room, Clifton Park Museum.
To sign up, visit https://bit.ly/3cwf1oR.