Spark Annual Survey 2021

Thank you for completing this survey. It should take no more than 5 minutes, and can remain anonymous. Please answer thinking about your child(ren) who attends one of our Spark Young Writers groups or attended a Teen Writing Season event, the Teen Writers Conference, or the Summer Writing Challenge 2021. The data collected will help us to fulfill requirements from our main funder, Arts Council England, and ensure that we can continue to run the Spark Young Writers activity across the West Midlands.

If you would like to be entered into a prize draw to win a voucher for a £50 book token, please complete the email address field at the end of the survey.
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Impact can be on your child's behaviour, school work, confidence, creativity or anything else you feel is important.
We are very likely to remain online, but it will help our planning to know what their preference is.
Please select any that apply. The resources can be found at sparkwriters.org/get-creative/ and sparkwriters.org/weekly-writing-prompts/
This information will only ever be used anonymously and will never be passed on.
This information will only ever be used anonymously and will never be passed on.
Some examples of what the term neuro-divergent can be used to describe: ADHD, Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Tourette's Syndrome, OCD (this is not an exhaustive list). This information will only ever be used anonymously and will never be passed on.
This information will only ever be used anonymously and will never be passed on.
This information will only ever be used anonymously and will never be passed on.
The email address is purely for the purposes of the book token draw and will be not be stored with the responses.

Get Writing

If you’d like to submit a piece of your writing for possible inclusion in the magazine, please see the Get Involved page to see more details. This magazine is published online three times a year: summer (June/July), winter (October-December) and spring (February-April) terms.

With groups across the West Midlands, including 2 online-only groups, there will be a Spark Young Writers group near you.

Groups are open to young writers aged 8-17 who are interested in any type of creative writing.

Assistant Writers needed!

If you like creative writing and  would like to share your enjoyment with young people, join us! It’s great opportunity to learn how to run creative writing workshops and gain experience working with young people.

Young Writers Magazine

Submit your writing for publication in our Spark Young Writers Magazine. 

Exclusively for young people aged 8 – 20.