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Creative Writing Workshop

On Wednesday 5th April, during the Easter break, a group of students from Years 7 to 10, attended a Creative Writing workshop in the LRC, led by local author, Julian Sedgwick.

Julian kicked the workshop off by giving students unusual items and artefacts to use in creating a character. These ranged from a human skull, to a World War 2 German passport! 

Each group then shared their character and discussed how they could improve. Julian then guided students through the structure of writing a story, detailing the main components for a successful plot.

The workshop moved on to focussed on writing an opening which creates impact and hooks the reader. Students ended the workshop by reading out the beginning of their stories to each other. Julian ended this fantastic day by giving away signed posters and encouraging students to keep up their good work.

Some of the students have decided to continue to meet weekly to continue with their creative writing and hopefully recruit others to a Creative Writing Club. Great work and initiative from our young authors.