Carleton Green Primary is a stone’s throw from my house and it’s a place I’ve visited a few times over the last few years. The school was actually the fourth school I visited right back at the start of my writing adventure! It’s been lovely to have them on board each step of my journey.
It was brilliant to return to write with the Y3/4 pupils over three days. The children had listened to Blown Away from the original set of Tales. It’s a crazy story about a young boy with a terrible case of chronic wind. It was ace to hear that the pupils had enjoyed listening to the story and there had been plenty of chuckles!
My challenge for the pupils was for them to create alternative endings for Blown Away. As an author I sometimes get frustrated that I can’t alter the stories, but I explained to the children that they could. We pulled apart the existing text and discussed lots of alternative ideas before the children planned out their own version. Some of the ideas they generated were just fantastic!
I thoroughly enjoyed working with the three classes. I left each class feeling energised and inspired to write, which is just brilliant. Hopefully I’ll get to share some of the children’s writing on here when they have worked through the editing process.
Thanks must go to Mrs Harding for organising the sessions. I had a cracking time at Carleton Green and it was an absolute joy to write with each class.