writing with schools

Photograph by Joel Chester Fildes 

Spring 2011
Writer in Residence, Creative Futures, Low Furness Primary School, Urswick
The Mythmaker of Furness project
Working with staff and pupils to enhance  creative writing.  Pupils will be creating their own myths and stories rooted in their local landscape.

Autumn 2010 
Local Learning Network CPDCourses – Cumbria County Council

Using Fiction as a Stimulus in the Classroom.
Engaging Reluctant Readers.
What is a Story?

January 2010 
Children’s Reading Groups – Church Walk School
Two weekly groups for advanced readers and reluctant readers.

September 2009
One Small Stone – Lancaster Schools with Dukes Theatre
Commissioned to write a half hour interactive play for primary school children, looking at issues of respect and communication.  Toured North Lancashire schools.

Spring 2005 – 2006
Creative Partnerships Creative Practitioner

Artist in Residence through Creative Partnerships, at Barrow Island Community Primary School, working with staff and pupils to develop literacy through creative writing and storytelling.

January 2002 – June 2004
Tutor and Lecturer – Lancaster University

Department of Creative Writing and Department of Continuing Education.

March 2001
Writer In Residence, Quernmore School, Lancashire

Worked across the school, stimulating children’s creativity and developing their writing and reading skills.  The whole school created a story which was performed by the children as well as being professionally illustrated in book form.

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