Dog Ears launch creative writing scheme for kids

Pictured at the presentation of Junior Writer's Packs to P5 puplis at Eglinton Primary School as part of the Humdinger Children's Book Festival were, from left, Irene Hewitt, Tesco Community Champion, Sarah Hughes, Sponsorship Manager, Culture Company, Josh Lewers, Trisha Deery, Dog Ears publishers, Audrey Kincaid, Tesco Community Champion, and Ella McKnight. INLS4313-154KM
Pictured at the presentation of Junior Writer's Packs to P5 puplis at Eglinton Primary School as part of the Humdinger Children's Book Festival were, from left, Irene Hewitt, Tesco Community Champion, Sarah Hughes, Sponsorship Manager, Culture Company, Josh Lewers, Trisha Deery, Dog Ears publishers, Audrey Kincaid, Tesco Community Champion, and Ella McKnight. INLS4313-154KM

Derry multimedia company Dog Ears has come together with Tesco, the Arts & Business Northern Ireland Invest North West programme and Culture Company 2013 to deliver free Junior Writers’ Workshops to Primary 5 children in schools across the Derry City Council area.

Dog Ears has created beautiful Junior Writers’ Packs containing hints, tips and resources to encourage children to write and draw.

Trisha Deery, local author and illustrator, will visit schools and take the children through the process of creating their very own book: “Everyone involved in the project is keen to develop literacy amongst young people in the city by encouraging children to be creative and find positive ways to express themselves.

“Each child will leave the session with their own Junior Writers’ Pack, which will give them a real insight into what it takes to become a writer.”

Caoimhe Mannion, Marketing Manager, Tesco says that the company is always looking for new ways to support and strengthen its ties with families within the local community: “Supporting children and education is a key part of our community engagement strategy, so we are delighted to be working with Dog Ears on the Humdinger! Book Festival.”