We are living in strange times for education, right now. None of us knows what capacity schools will be able to open in September, or whether they will be allowing external visits. To try to move with the times, and to continue offering what I believe to be a valuable and exciting education opportunity, I am booking virtual author visits for the new term. If this is something that you think your school would like to know more about, check out my dedicated page and get in touch.
In these uncertain times, it was great to still be able to work with some amazing writers today. More able writers from four different schools gathered together at Stimpson Avenue Academy and we had a great day writing our own “choose-your-own-adventure” stories.
I love many things about running workshops on this theme, not least the way it encourages children to think hard about story structure and how to develop characters through their decisions, but I particularly enjoy looking at the visual “shape” of each story. They are all so unique and varied in their form and I think it’s really important for children to see this to see how the ebb and flow of a narrative can impact a reader.
All of the ideas were brilliant and the children were so enthusiastic and engaged with the process. Thanks to you all!
I’d also like to thank Mrs Higgs for organising the day and for the staff who supported me throughout.
Would your children benefit from an author-led writing workshop?
Would your staff enjoy CPD on delivering and creating their own creative content?
Get in touch via my school page.