Tonight I went to Suffolk One (College) to talk about the story gift scheme where yr 9 students go into primary schools to read stories to years 1 and 2 and got a great response from Stowmarket and Claydon schools who may want to take up the scheme.
Poor Mr Hethrington was comparing the evening but struggled with a throat infection so I was glad to be able to ramble on about the scheme for a while.
Looks like we might be spreading the scheme to other schools now and benefiting a whole bunch of more children!
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