Brainiacs Studio

Brainiacs Writing Studio runs after school and holiday creative writing workshops for children. Using a fun, gentle approach, children are helped to find their creativity, develop their confidence and believe in their own writing abilities.

Although some children love writing, others are very reluctant (“I hate writing! I don’t know what to write!). Often it is because they are overly concerned with the mechanics of writing and are too anxious about their spelling, punctuation and handwriting. Although these are important things to know, children shouldn’t let grammar rules prevent them from getting their ideas on paper. Figuring out

Operating as usual

12/08/2021
Photos from Brainiacs Studio's post 12/08/2021

We had a feast of delicious pancake poetry at Brainiacs Studio last week! 😋

02/08/2021
Photos from Brainiacs Studio's post 05/07/2021

What can I say? I am over the moon that we have started our writing classes back in the studio again after 4 months closure! What a journey it has been! Despite, its limitations, Zoom is an incredible online platform to use and it has been a valuable learning experience. In addition, it has been fun - way more fun than expected! While I recognise Zoom does not suit all children and, at times, we can all feel very “zoomed out”, other children truly thrive and love learning while still in their pjs or lying on their bed/carpet! Here are a few funny memories of the past months. (Others who teach remotely will be able relate to them, I’m sure.)

Me:

“You’re on mute. We can’t hear you! Please unmute yourself” (That’s the most common one!)

“Please put on your video. No, it’s the little button with the camera. On the bottom. To the right. Ok, don’t worry. We’ll all sit and stare at the chimpanzee on your screen instead.”

“Oh, I see we have three new Zoom names in the group today: Donald Trump, I’m Awesome and Mr Buuurrp.”

“You’re freezing up. I think there is a problem with your internet …. He’s frozen. Oh dear, he’s gone. Oh, good….he’s back! No, gone again…”

“Please hold up your book for me to see your writing. A little closer. No, that’s too close. A little to the left. Oops, no. You know what - just send me a photo of your work on WhatsApp after the class.”

“Awww, is that your dog? So cute! Oh, you also have a cat? No, no need to fetch her from the garden right now. No wait … Cooooome back!”

Oooh! I love these children soooo much! 🥰❤️❤️❤️

05/07/2021

HOORAY! 🥳🥳🥳

HOORAY! 🥳🥳🥳

21/04/2021

All furry, shelly, scaly, feathery and slimy (or plush toy) pets are also welcome to attend this Zoom workshop! 🐶🐰🐱

All furry, shelly, scaly, feathery and slimy (or plush toy) pets are also welcome to attend this Zoom workshop! 🐶🐰🐱

14/04/2021

Join us for our Zoom holiday workshops jam-packed with imagination, creativity, general braininess, and story-tastic fun! ✏️😊

Join us for our Zoom holiday workshops jam-packed with imagination, creativity, general braininess, and story-tastic fun! ✏️😊

11/04/2021

Lockdown 2.0: Day 33🔒

I’m not sure when we will be able to return to the studio but thanks to Zoom we have been able to keep our classes going! 😍

#brainiacsstudio #youngwriters #zoomclasses #remotelearning

Lockdown 2.0: Day 33🔒

I’m not sure when we will be able to return to the studio but thanks to Zoom we have been able to keep our classes going! 😍

#brainiacsstudio #youngwriters #zoomclasses #remotelearning

29/03/2021

Today I am sending everybody wishes in the colours of the rainbow! May they shower love, happiness and joy upon you! Happy Colourful Holi! 🌈

Today I am sending everybody wishes in the colours of the rainbow! May they shower love, happiness and joy upon you! Happy Colourful Holi! 🌈

12/02/2021

Kung Shee Fat Choy. Happy Year of the Metal Ox.
Open your windows to allow good luck to come inside, light up the lanterns with new hopes and aspirations. May good fortune follow you wherever you go!

11/01/2021

Calling all young writers!✏️
Brainiacs Writing Studio reopens on Monday, 18th January.

Brainiacs Studio is dedicated to inspiring and empowering young writers to unleash their imaginations and have fun with words in a relaxed non-competitive small group atmosphere. Using a gentle approach, children are encouraged to find their creativity, build their confidence and learn to become better writers.
Please contact me directly if you would like to visit the studio, find out more information about what we do and what weekly classes are available.
I look forward to more story writing adventures this term! 🤗

10/01/2021

Brainiacs Studio/Lexy Yoga

Hi everybody! 🌸 Christmas and New Year flew by in a flash and I can't believe we are already going into the second week of January! December was a very busy month for Brainiacs Studio and I am very grateful for all your support - we had some amazing holiday workshops! I also tried something new this holiday and joined up with my daughter, Alexia, from Lexy Yoga Studio at Riverview Centre, to run two yoga/writing workshops in the Black River Gorges. The first was held on probably the only day of rain in December 🙈 - luckily the forest has plenty of beautiful trees to offer shelter and we were able to continue. We were fortunate to have perfect weather for the second! We had great feedback and hope to run a couple more in the Easter holiday break for those who are interested. 😊

24/12/2020

Wishing you all peace, joy and love this festive season. 🎄❤️

09/11/2020
26/10/2020

𝑩𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒍𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒏 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒉𝒊𝒔𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆.🌿

#brainiacsstudio #blackrivergorges #youngpoets #write #natureinspired

18/09/2020

“Sit back and allow the words to wash around you like music” - Matilda.
We’ve had such fun celebrating Roald Dahl’s fantastic books this week at Brainiacs Writing Studio. His ‘splendiferous’ stories continue to ignite a lasting love of reading and inspire writing that is imaginative and ‘out of the box’. A little magic can take you a long way! 💕

07/09/2020
02/09/2020

The MV Wakashio oil spill occurred in the south-east of Mauritius, after the Japanese bulk carrier crashed into the coral reef on 25 July 2020. Twelve days later the ship began to leak oil and an estimated 1,000 tonnes of oil spilled into the ocean in what has been the worst environmental disaster ever in Mauritius. It has been a heartbreaking time for all of us on the island and the children have written some moving poems about this tragic event. 💔
Thank you Jean Garrett for the photos.

23/08/2020

August Holiday Fun ✏️

How fortunate we were to be able to have our writing workshops as usual this holiday! 😊 The studio was filled with fun and laughter, fantastic imaginative ideas and brilliant writing!👏 Thank you all for your continued support! 💕

13/07/2020
01/07/2020

It’s so good to be back in the studio again! 🥰

30/04/2020

In this crazy world of isolation, writing is a great way to bring all of us together. Many of the young writers at Brainiacs Studio have been writing stories and poems during this lockdown period in Mauritius. Keep on writing, keep on sharing!

#keepwriting #keepsharing #lockdown . #mauritius. .

01/04/2020

So, who would have thought we would end up having our end-of-term classes online? So much uncertainty in our lives at the moment but seeing all these lovely faces again made my heart full! It was wonderful connecting on Zoom - a first time experience for most of us but it was so much fun and we even managed to write collaborative stories using the interactive whiteboard. 😁

#brainiacsstudio #creativewriting #remoteleaning #youngwriters #zoom #teachingfromhome #learningnewskills

manchestereveningnews.co.uk 26/03/2020

David Walliams releases 30 free audio stories for school children

manchestereveningnews.co.uk The Britain’s Got Talent judge tweeted to his followers that one story a day will be available every day for the next 30 days for free

15/03/2020

Happy Pi Day for yesterday, 14th March! Have you ever tried writing a Pi-ku (3-1-4) or a Pi-tankas (3-1-4-1-5)? Inspired by haiku and tanka poems, these quick poems have a different number of syllables in each line, based on the digits of pi. Have some fun with these creative mathematical ‘pi-ems’!😊

#brainiacsstudio #creativewriting #piday #piday2020 #piku #pitanka #haiku #poetry #creative #maths

12/03/2020

Happy Independence Day to our beautiful island, Mauritius! 🇲🇺 🌴❤️

#brainiacsstudio #creativewriting #islandkids #islandwriters #happyindependenceday #mauritius

01/03/2020

Meet Ben, a talented 8 year old, who is currently writing a series called ‘Ben inside the Box’ where his box acts as a portal and takes him on many exciting adventures! His latest story, ‘Ben inside the Box and the Battle of Medusa and Zeus’ is his 15th story to date. Ben would like to be a fantasy author when he is grown up. He is already well on his way! Way to go, Ben! ✏️

#brainiacsstudio #youngauthor #writingstudio #screenfreekids #fantasyseries #beninsidethebox

15/02/2020

Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤️ The perfect day to write an ode!
An ode is a lyric poem that is written to praise a person, event, or object. This student chose to write a beautiful ode to life. 🙏

#brainiacsstudio #creativewriting #odetolife
#poetrylovers #happyvalentinesday #youngwriters

05/02/2020

Teaching children how to zoom into those ‘small moments’ in their lives and write about them, is such a valuable skill. Plus, it is a great starting point for young writers because they love sharing stories about their own experiences and this in turn helps to build their writing confidence. ✏️

#brainiacsstudio #writingstudio #creativewriting #personalnarratives #smallmoments #writersofinstagram

25/01/2020
05/01/2020

Here’s to a brand new sparkling 2020 at Brainiacs Writing Studio! 🤩

#brainiacsstudio #happynewyear #newgoals #creativewriting #newyear

Creative Holiday Adventures 19/12/2019

The holiday programmes at Brainiacs Studio are both educational and fun! Themes are used to provide a wide range of art and writing opportunities.
Over the past 3 weeks the children have written some wonderfully imaginative stories about unicorns, dolphins, mermaids, pirates, safari animals, Santa Claus, Christmas elves, reindeers ... and many more!

The holiday programmes at Brainiacs Studio are both educational and fun! Themes are used to provide a wide range of art and writing opportunities.
Over the past 3 weeks the children have written some wonderfully imaginative stories about unicorns, dolphins, mermaids, pirates, safari animals, Santa Claus, Christmas elves, reindeers ... and many more!

29/11/2019

End-of-term Christmas parties at Brainiacs Writing Studio! The perfect time to relax, lie on the carpet, share stories, giggle and play some fun word games! 😊

#brainiacsstudio #creativewriting #endoftermparties #wordgames

25/11/2019

Good morning!
A couple of places have become available in the Unicorn creative writing/art workshops 🦄 on Thursday and Friday this week. If ever you are interested for your child, please pm me.
B x

18/11/2019

Watch out! 👀 It’s Dinovember - the month when all the toy dinosaurs 🦖 come alive at night and get up their usual shenanigans! 😱

#brainiacsstudio #creativewriting #dinovember2019 #dinosaursalive

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Brainiacs Studio/Lexy Yoga
August Holiday Fun ✏️
Happy Valentine’s Day! 💕 #brainiacsstudio #writingstudio #happyvalentinesday #biteandwrite #heartcookies
Just ❤️ watching these boys work! They know all the words to Bohemian Rhapsody - guess we know what their parents listen...
Wishing you a sparkly and adventurous 2019! 🤩#brainiacsstudio #writingstudio #creativewriting #happynewyear2019
A Mauritian version of “Jingle Bells”🎄🌟 #thesegirlsrock #brainiacsstudio
Rudolph the red-finned dolphin
I ❤️ watching these boys write! They have spent all day in school and are still happy to spend another hour writing afte...
#brainiacsstudio #writingworkshop #teachingwriting #writingteacher #iteach #iteachwriting #creativekids_ig #coolkids #is...

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Avenue Bois Corail, La Mivoie
Tamarin

Opening Hours

Monday 15:00 - 17:15
Tuesday 15:00 - 17:15
Wednesday 15:00 - 17:15
Thursday 15:00 - 17:15
Friday 14:45 - 17:15
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