Our vision, mission and values

Our vision

We believe in the power of the imagination and that fantastic and transformative things happen when you pick up a pen and share your story. We offer children and young people in Brighton & Hove space and time to get creative with words. We believe in the right to write, and that this vital form of self-expression builds confidence, communication and social skills. Creativity and fun are at the heart of what we do.

Our mission

We offer free writing workshops for young people in Brighton & Hove aged 7 to 18. We serve all young people in the city but we focus our resources on young people and schools most in need who experience social or educational disadvantage.  We work in partnership with teachers, families, writers and artists.

Providing fun, creative and excellent learning experiences for everyone is imperative to what we do, but we believe these deliver serious outcomes like improving literacy skills, motivation to learn, communication skills and self-esteem.

Our values

  • All young people can be writers
  • Volunteers are a core part of our organisation
  • Schools, families and artists are our essential partners
  • Our activities are inclusive, accessible, inspiring and excellent
  • Everyone’s creative ideas are important
  • Green pigs do exist.