Author-in-Residence stirs students’ storytelling skills
The secrets of super storytelling were shared with passionate readers at The Radclyffe School this week, before they set about writing their own tall tales for a national short story competition.
Our Author-in-Residence Mark Wright showed the students pictures of people with varied moods and personalities, to inspire them to generate characters of their own. The ‘short story masterclass’ introduced writing with a word limit and showed why this style of story is very popular.
Year 8 student Courtney Brown said, “The lesson helped me to create characters and settings for my story, and given me good ideas for what I want to write.”
When their stories are finished, the students will enter them in the National Literacy Trust Young Writers Award. Deputy Headteacher Dr Dave Burns said, “All the students involved have been chosen because they have a passion for words and reading. Right from the start, their ideas have been so creative and imaginative. I’m looking forward to reading the finished pieces.”