Young Authors’ Mentorship Camp 2019

Dear parent,

Summer is here again!

And the Young Authors’ Mentorship Camp 2019 is back!

Jordan Hill, in collaboration with Corona Schools’ Trust Council, brings yet another mind-blowing summer camp experience to your child and one he/she cannot afford to miss.

AIM
The aim of the Young Authors’ Mentorship Camp is to inspire, motivate and mentor children to BECOME BETTER WRITERS! During the course of the workshop, children are encouraged to write and complete a book of their own, paying attention to the rudiments of writing (ideas, content, spelling, grammar, punctuation, word choice etc.) and after that get the book published if selected. Our belief is, when children are celebrated as young authors and young achievers, after their first book is published, they will be motivated to engage in more writing activities which will ensure their writing gets better and they spend more time on activities that add value.

UNIT FOCUS – Story writing & illustration

Participants will explore the stages in the writing process, the six +1 traits of writing needed to write exceptionally well and learn how to create believable story characters, develop story settings and build their story plots showing the conflict and resolution of the conflict while learning to illustrate the personalities, events and environment of their story.

BENEFITS FOR THE CHILDREN

  • Participant’s writing skills are honed and enhanced.
  • They develop skills in story writing & illustration.
  • They become better writers and achieve higher academic excellence, being engaged in life-long learning.
  • They become role models for other students.
  • They get engaged in value-driven activities.
  • They become world changers and catalysts through the use of the pen.
  • They become published authors if selected.
  • They become young entrepreneurs and achievers.
  • They become better placed to excel in life.

DURATION
The programme will run concurrently for two weeks in each of the two schools below from

 Monday 22nd July – Friday 2nd August 2019

CAMPSITES OPTIONS

Corona Day Nursery Ikoyi

Corona School Lekki

AGE
There will be three categories. They are
Ages 5 & 6
Ages 7 & 8
Ages 9 & 10/11

FEE:

Camp Fee (Per child)
Early Bird fee: N45,000 (Before 1st July)
Regular fee: N50,000 (Before 22nd July)
At the venue fee: N55,000

PAYMENT DETAILS:

Account Name: Corona Schools’ Holiday Camp
Bank: Zenith Bank
Account Number: 1011626528

WRITING LEVEL ASSESSMENT (WLA)
Each child registered is required to write an assessment for proper placement for the YAMC to ensure learning is personalised and productive. The WLA will hold at

Corona Day Nursery Ikoyi on Saturday 20 July 2019.

BEST STORY WRITER AWARDS

At the end of the YAMC 2019, the best-written storybooks in the three categories will be selected and the writers’ awarded at a special Awards Ceremony, with an offer of publishing contract under the Jordan Hill Butterfly imprint. Note: Terms & Conditions Apply.

Steps to Signing Up Your Child

  1. Make payment into Corona Schools’ Holiday Camp, Zenith Bank
    Account Number: 1011626528
  1. Go to https://forms.gle/8PRy7Zgs2mHKwU7v8 and complete the online registration form for your child.
  1. Ensure your child attends the Writing Level Assessment on Saturday 20 July 2019, coming along with the teller or printed document of the transaction details to confirm your child’s registration.
  2. Your child resumes the YAMC 2019 on the date for the school/campsite of interest registered.

YAMC 2018 RAVES

It was a memorable summer experience for the children, and the parents were quite thrilled with the objectives achieved over such a short period, revelling at the impact of the programme on their children. Read some of the participants and parents’ comments below:

Participants

“A big thank you goes to Jordan Hill Creative Writing & Reading Workshop for helping me     discover my writing skills.”

                                                       – Oluwakanyinsola Afolayan, a pupil of Tender Palms School, Mende, Maryland, Lagos. 

 

 

“I sincerely appreciate the whole Jordan Hill and Corona Schools team for their guidance throughout this book session. I pray that your organisations will continue to grow and flourish to God’s glory.”

                           – Oluwatofunmi Lawal, a pupil of Corona School Gbagada, Lagos.

 

“I want to thank the organizers of the Young Authors’ Mentorship Camp 2018, Jordan Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy Eze and other instructors like Mrs. Deborah Akinyemi Anyawu and Mr. Ayodele Adeyemo for the mentoring sessions in writing and for providing the platform to groom young writers like myself to realise our dreams of becoming authors.” – Nola Metseagharun, a pupil of Corona School Lekki, Lagos.  

 

Parents

“I am really impressed with the progress that Nemi has made in his writing. I see that he has come alive and I look forward to seeing more of his writings in future. Well done, Jordan Hill!“Mrs Sola Oguche – Agudah.

“Thank you so much for the time and dedication in creating this programme. Iheoma has indeed gained a lot.”Mrs Nwagbara.

“Let me use this opportunity to thank you for the impactful summer holiday sessions you had with our children, and you have in no small way rekindled the habit of reading and writing in our lives. You also have, by the gathering for the Awards, reinforced our hope that the future of our children is indeed very bright despite the twists and turns of these desperate times. We will continue to play our roles as parents the best way we can while leaning on the author of life to crown our efforts with energising success.”  – Mr Chris Kitua-Okochu. 

“The camp has helped Azizah harness her writing skills.  I can see she understands proper writing now. Thank you, Jordan Hill and Corona Schools’ Trust Council. – Mrs Raliat Oyetunde

“ Momoreoluwa improved progressively. I am impressed with his creativity. Thank you for guiding us.” – Mrs Feyisitan.

“I am quite impressed with the level of improvement I have observed with Lolase in the last two weeks. I hope to continue to engage her in this type of programmes until we achieve our desired goals.” – Mr Moyo Lawson.

Published books authored by participants and award winners from the YAMC 2018

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Question: Is the YAMC2019 only for primary school children?

Answer: It is for children aged 5 – 11, whether in the primary or secondary school.

 

  • Question: Can my child, who is just going to primary school, benefit from this programme?

Answer: Yes, if the child has turned five and can write simple sentences and also draw pictures. The programme will lay the right foundation for the child to excel in writing and literacy in primary school.

 

  • Question: Is the YAMC2019 only for children who want to become authors?

Answer: The YAMC2019 is for children who want to become better writers. The programme is aimed at ensuring all enrolled students get better in their writing skills, no matter the level the child is working at before the summer programme. Getting an award as the Best Story Writer with the offer of a publishing contract is the reward system put in place to recognise and celebrate children’s efforts at being outstanding in their endeavours.

 

  • Question: Is the Writing Level Assessment (WLA) done before payment or after payment for the programme?

Answer: The WLA is not a prerequisite for enrolment, instead, a step in placing the child’s writing level, to be sure of what the child’s areas of weakness and strengths are and properly develop an appropriate Individual Educational Plan to ensure learning effectiveness during the summer writing programme. Therefore, payment for registration is required before the WLA. 

 

  • Question: Who is facilitating the workshop?

Answer: The training session will be facilitated by Jordan Hill Creative Writing & Reading Workshop, a centre with specialised tutors & mentors, poised to excite children’s reading and writing interests.

 

  • Question: How long has Jordan Hill been in existence?

Answer: Jordan Hill has been in existence since 2011, organising writing summer camps every year till date. So far, they have groomed over three hundred children to become better writers and have nineteen published child-authors under its publishing imprint, Jordan Hill Butterfly Series.

 

  • Question: Who are the founders of Jordan Hill?

Answers: Kennedy and Adeola Eze founded Jordan Hill in 2011. They are experienced teachers with a strong bias for developing children’s literacy skills. Mr Henry Agbebire, a seasoned speech and write well expert and Managing Director of Greenfield Consult, the Speak and Write Well centre is the Principal Consultant to Jordan Hill.

  •  Question: Is the YAMC2019 only for Corona School students?

Answer: The YAMC2019 is open to all pupils from age 5-11 from any school.

  • Question: Is there any form of continuity after the programme to monitor the participant’s progress?

Answer: Yes. All participants enrolled to become a member of the Jordan Hill literacy community and get monthly writing challenges to foster a continuous writing engagement. When children make submissions, feedback is sent to the parents on what the child has done well and how the child can improve on subsequent writings. Well-written pieces are published monthly on the Jordan Hill Young Writers’ Blog on www.jordanhill.org

For more information, please call 08052357266, 08052357011, 09087842197, 08083035596.

We look forward to receiving your child at the YAMC 2019.

Thank you.

Love from,

The Jordan Hill Team