What gives poetry its pattern?

"I am learning to create a poetic structure."

Workshop length: 1 hour

Children are challenged to maintain a pattern consisting of a set number of syllables per line when writing their own spell based on those created by Narcissa, the evil antagonist, in Realm of the Thunderbird.

Can I show my imagination in creative writing?

"I am learning to entertain others with my writing."

Workshop length: 1 hour

Enter Twigs' world in Where Unicorns Roam as children are given the opportunity to carry on her story in the style of the author. Allowing the children to explore the true myth of the unicorn, witness as the freedom to let their imaginations soar inspires them to find pleasure in writing. 


What could be lurking in the dark?

"I am learning to use the clues from the story to predict what might happen next."

Workshop length: 1 hour

Find out what danger is hiding in the darkness as Charlotte introduces the children to the world of Twigs. Piece together the clues in the text, and encourage them to use their imagination to decide what peril the poor fae is facing.

How can I persuade you?

"I am learning to persuade others to see and value my point of view."

Workshop length: 1 hour

Discover why the unicorns are on the brink of extinction as a young girl desperately tried to save them. Using drama skills, children immerse themselves in the story Where Unicorns Roam as they take on the role of the creatures' protector and of their persecutors. 

P.S.H.E. (Personal, Social, Health, Economic)

How can I be resilient in the face of peer pressure?

"I am learning how choices and behaviour can affect persoanl relationships."

Workshop length: 1 hour

Children explore the difference between positive and negative peer pressure as they hear stories from Realm of the Thunderbird. They then discuss how to stand strong in their own beliefs as they role play different scenarios.

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