The week got off to a flyer with a trip to Skelmersdale to visit Delph Side Community Primary.
The session had been organised by Mr Holding who had invited children from local schools to come along to Delph Side to take part in the writing workshop. It was great to hear how enthusiastic the children were about reading and writing.
We started off by pulling apart a piece of text which I’d written about a particularly nasty character. The children were allowed to ‘magpie’ any phrases or ideas which they felt would be useful in their writing. Once we’d read through the text the children got to work on planning their own character description. I was really impressed with their ideas and just how dark and sinister some of their nasty characters were. Plans were shared to see if their peers could visualise the character they were imagining.
Finally we got to writing a first draft. The children worked so hard and created some great ideas which they were happy to read aloud. It was great to see them feeling so proud about their writing. I was genuinely blown away by what I heard! Definitely a chance of seeing some of those writers as published authors in the future. Finally we talked about editing and what to look for when editing our own work. The children had a go at editing their own work and it was great to see them thoughtfully reflecting on their own work.
I had a fabulous morning at Delph Side and it was a pleasure to write with lots of talented writers. Hopefully the children will take time to carry on their editing at a later date to make their writing even better.
Thanks to Mr Holding for pulling the event together and inviting me along.
Planning out the nasty characters. The kids created some extremely wicked individuals!
Sharing an extract from Blown Away in Impossible Tales. Look at the concentration!
Impossible Tales team pic to complete a fabulous morning.