Today I delivered the final session of the Creative Curators project @ Stoke Newington School with Year 9 students. Last week saw the students providing objects as a stimuli for starting a story which we crafted together in the classroom. I saw two classes, resulting in two very different stories around the theme of 'Dystopian Ficiton'. Well it's fair to say I left enthused and excited. I went away and wrote second chapters as a creative response to their ideas. I left both c
I kicked off a new story-making workshop for primaries last week with a bespoke workshop for Jubilee Primary School in Stoke Newington. I'll be adding it to the canon soon as I found it an incredibly effective way to teach story structure to younger children in an exciting, enthusing way. Watch this space! Jubillee Primary have been using the fantastic 'Mysteries of Harris Burdick' by Chris Van Allsburg as a stimulus for creating stories. The workshop involved children workin
So Thursday got off to a fine start with the beginning of the Creative Curators project @ Stoke Newington school. I worked with two Year 9 English groups, using objects as a stimulus to create stories relating to the genre of Dystopian Fiction. Which was lucky as I LOVE Dystopian Fiction... The students brought objects relating to the theme of 'home' which I used to begin a story... 2 hours later and we had two separate stories created in collaboration with the young people.
So excited to see my first ever book in print. Published by the National Trust ,The Story of The Breaker Makers is illustrated by the marvellously-talented Jade Wheaton and tells the story of Hackney Historical home Sutton House's 'Breaker's Yard'. It was great fun developing the book with Sutton House and local families. If you've got little ones - why not pop along to the Breaker's Yard at Sutton House and play with Breaker Makers? http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sutton-hou