Why Fighting Words? The View of Students Teachers and Volunteer Mentors!

Why Fighting Words cover

We asked students, teachers and volunteer mentors what they liked best and valued most about coming to Fighting Words. 

Read below to see what they told us!

Fun for Students!

Fighting Words is a place where students come to expand their imaginations, learn about creative writing and most importantly have fun!

We provide a welcoming environment where students can evolve into authors and tell their stories in their own voices. With the help of our supportive writing mentors, students have the opportunity both to collaborate with their classmates and to express themselves individually. 

And there truly is no limit to what they can create!  Our students create comics, short stories, poems, and even raps, take a look at what these young writers from Scoil Áine, Raheny, Dublin 5 created!

Want to see your students create amazing work like this? Bookings for the 2024-2025 school year are open!

Click here for primary school bookings! 

Click here for secondary school bookings!

A Teacher’s Perspective

While Fighting Words is an amazing place for young writers, it is also an enriching experience for teachers! 

Our mentors and workshop leaders guide the students and offer teachers a unique opportunity to enjoy the workshop from an external perspective. 

Look at some of the positive comments left by previous teachers after our workshops. You can also click here for our resources for educators to bring creativity in your classroom!

Teacher holding the school's story

“Most enjoyable interactive visit for the students and teachers! The staff was most helpful and guided the students beautifully without being too directive. The children loved the visit!” -Scoil Chaitriona

“Completely child oriented, interactive, calm, friendly environment, so welcoming. Girls thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the opportunity to be creative, in a fun but educational learning experience.” -St. Brigid’s GNS, Killester

Our Team of Volunteer Mentors

Last but not least, Fighting Words would not be possible without the help from our volunteer mentors and illustrators! Becoming a volunteer at Fighting Words means witnessing students’ imaginations come to life! 

Our volunteers are the heart of the Fighting Words community- take a look at what they have to say. 

“It is a pleasure to be able to inspire students and unlock their potential that they would not have discovered otherwise.” -Faith

"I am reenergized by meeting these wonderful children. Volunteering with Fighting Words you are meeting the clever young minds of our country!" -Sean

Volunteers Sean and Faith

Interested in joining our team of volunteers? Click here to find out more about how you can make a difference in young writers.

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