What gives poetry its beat?

"I am learning to recognise meter and rhythm in poems."

Workshop length: 1 hour

In this challenging workshop, children explore the musicality of poems and learn how to use meter and rhythm, demonstrated in the story Realm of the Thunderbird. They will have a go at creating their own verse, using the language structure of rhyming picture books.

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 The Twins and the Tokoloshe as children are given the opportunity to carry on her story in the style of the author. Allowing the children to explore the mythical world of the Zulu goblin, 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 my understanding of empathy help me?

"I am learning how to understand the choices and behaviour of others."

Workshop length: 1 hour

Using the experiences of the characters in Farewell to Faerie Forest, children will be challenged to explore the thoughts and feelings of others and begin to understand what motivates their behaviour.

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