This has been an amazing week. Wednesday I went into my daughter's school to do a session on 'suspense writing' so I made up a workshop over night and it went down a storm with the kids.
I gave it little thought apart from being tickled by having made children laugh at how easy it is to slow crawl a sentence with the right words to create suspense until today.
Today I was a parent helper for the same class when they went off to Ipswich Museum for the day and had a great time it must be said.
At the end of the day one of the shiest kids caught me and said "Thank you for coming in on Wednesday Mr Cattrell. I really liked your session and it really helped me.
There are sometimes when you can only smile because you don't have enough words.
My aim in these workshops is to make it easier for children to understand how to write a story. So D J Cattrell is not just about books but about giving kids practical easy structures to understand all aspects of stories and how important they are in life from newspaper articles to Greek Myths around television programmes and over the hill of history. Stories are what we are, how we remember our world and how we make sense of it.
Wednesday 17th August 2016