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Eye-catching fiction!

We'll be looking at ways to hone your writing which will also make it more marketable: e.g writing a beginning which will hook your reader and producing an

engaging synopsis. We will continue to share and review one another's writing in a supportive atmosphere.

Mon 15 Jan to 12 Mar ( no class at half term w.c 12 Feb)

7.30 - 9.30pm Fee £88




Taught by local award-winning, agented writer, Clare Hobba. Suitable both for beginners and those with more experience.


Two of our authors have been published.  Congratulations to K A Hitchins, one of our creative writing group, who has a second novel out now which developed from a creative exercise at one of our sessions.  For more information about her work, visit


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To enrol for this class, email or call Carole on 01727 754113. 


"This is a great class, combining excellent teaching, group discussion, writing exercises and constructive feedback on your own writing project.  The best thing about it is the warm, supportive atmosphere, and the fact that we have fun together." KW

"I would recommend this class to writers of all abilities and levels of experience. The participants are friendly, enthusiastic and highly supportive to one another. It is facilitated by an excellent tutor, who allows individuals the freedom to write on topics of their choosing, using a variety of genres."TB



"I very much enjoy the classes. Teaching very good."

'As a novice writer, I have found this course to be both informative and entertaining. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. My fellow delegates are currently engaged in writing across several genres and are most supportive in exchanging views and ideas. I would highly recommend these sessions to new and more experienced writers alike.' TG


The course is aimed at helping parents currently in years 4, 5 & 6 to support their children's learning and preparation for KS2 SATs.

NB There is now a charge of £5 for attending this course. 

In this course you will refresh your skills and develop your confidence in supporting your child's maths learning in upper Key Stage 2 at primary school and gain insight into their KS2 SATS. You will 

  • Use maths dictionaries to understand terminology
  • Identify different ways to solve maths problems
  • Understand and identify strategies for calculating with whole numbers and decimals and fractions
  • Practice the written method for multiplying and dividing numbers 
  • Interpret and apply BODMAS rules for numerical and algebraic expressions 
  • Use a range of models to represent fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Learn ways to support your child with real life maths at home.

The course is delivered in conjunction with Hertfordshire Family Learning Service and Verulam School.

Please email to register your interest. Email

This course is not currently running in the Autumn Term but parents who are interested should email to put their names down for the next available dates. 

This six week course  will help parents of children currently in years 4, 5 and 6 to understand the skills and concepts their children will be learning about in literacy in those years including:

  • progression in the curriculum
  • poetry
  • word games
  • punctuation
  • creativity
  • story structures - eg character description, settings etc
  • genres of fiction and non-fiction
  • sentence construction / grammar
  • phonics / spelling
  • skimming texts / comprehension
  • speaking and listening techniques eg questioning techniques
  • You will gain insight into the SATs, and be able to support your children's learning, help with homework and refresh your own skills. Classes are supportive and friendly, provided by Verulam School and Hertfordshire Adult and Family Learning. 

     This is the second term of the beginners course and not suitable for complete beinners.  Taught by an experienced adult language teacher.

    To enrol for a place please contact Carole Heselton to register your interest on 01727 754113 or email


    " I have had a brilliant time learning French this year.  Carrie has made it lots of fun."


    "Thank you very much for this years beginners French lessons, I really feel it has helped me gain confidence and a broader understanding of the language. Carrie was a lovely teacher"

    Suitable for people who have learned for more than a year or who have a recent knowledge of French. Taught by excellent, very experienced native speaker. Emphasis on speaking and conversation.


    “Clare is a very good (French ) teacher. We are learning a lot.  I enjoy the class enormously and the 2 hours fly by.”