For Young People

Supporting a lifelong love of writing, books and ideas

We believe that building meaningful connections between young people and creative opportunities to explore a passion for writing leads to greater confidence, better mental wellbeing, enhanced connection, and a greater opportunity to develop and thrive artistically and socially. 

We run workshops in schools as well as opening our doors at Dragon Hall to writers and readers of all ages and backgrounds. 

Whether you’re a parent, carer or educator, whether your children are at school or schooled at home, our programme of creative activities your children and young people are available throughout the year.

Holiday activities

Our workshops based at Dragon Hall offer young people aged 8-13 years the time to explore their writing skills through fun, engaging prompts and activities – whether it’s poetry, prose, scriptwriting or any other kind of writing they wish to develop! Learn new techniques, meet like minded young people and leave with a brand new piece of writing.

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Young Norfolk Writing Prize

Norfolk’s popular annual writing prize for young people aged 11-18 years who live or study in Norfolk. Enter creative writing of any kind and you could be in with the chance of winning a range of prizes!

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Saturday Series

Do you know a young person aged 8-12 years who loves writing? Looking for a creative way to spend your Saturday morning? Our Saturday Series is a five-week programme of creative activities that invite young creatives to play games, eat snacks, get to know other young writers, and learn how to write and perform their own poetry.

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Lit From the Inside

Our Lit from the Inside programme gives 14-17 year olds the opportunity to explore their creative skills and get valuable, hands-on experience of working in the arts industry. We welcome young people with all manner of interests; from reading, writing and books to performers, musicians and lovers of crafts who want to try their hand at something different.

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Self-paced online activities for young people

Our online self-paced activities offer young people the time to explore writing through fun, engaging prompts and activities for all tastes and genres! From character development to plot twists, writing lyrics to playing with words, there’s something for every sort of young writer.

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Resources for young people

Looking for engaging tools to encourage storytelling in young people? Look no further. NCW is a literature house for all ages. We know that a love of words and story-making makes writers of the future and can begin with the very youngest among us, and that access to books and stories outside of a school setting are essential.

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Help us empower children and young people


We are seeking friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to enable us to open Dragon to more visitors, and provide engaging events and activities for our communities.

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100% of your donation will help children, young people and community groups develop skills, wellbeing and better futures through writing.

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