I was booked to visit Stanah on a number of days across a week in October.
The first visit kicked off the week with an author assembly. I shared Eric’s new adventure with the pupils during a whole school session. The children listened beautifully throughout. To finish the session, I put on the storytelling waistcoat to perform an Impossible Tale about a crime-fighting wig.
Next, I delivered two writing workshops with the Year 3 pupils. We investigated ways of creating suspense and tension in our writing. We looked at a piece of text I’m currently working on and searched for evidence to fit the brief. The children then built their ideas and planned their own piece of writing. A fantastic first morning!
Tuesday and Wednesday saw writing workshops with Year 6. We looked at use of humour and focused on a particularly embarrassing situation. After pulling apart my writing from one of the Tales the children planned their own version. Both classes were buzzing with writing energy and I can’t wait to hear how they got on.
I even managed to spend time in the weekly staff meeeting, discussing what I do and ways in which my workshops fire up the children to get them writing. The staff were great and it was fab to work with them.
I’d like to thank Mrs Twist for inviting me back and helping to promote the signing at the end of a brill week. Hopefully I’ll get to visit again in the future to work with the fab kids and staff once again.