Sharing Event with New Writing North
Children in year 5 and 6 enjoyed working alongside their parents and careers in the showcasing of their creative writing. The NWN team talked to our visitors about the writing project; our poetry, artwork and ideas. We are really excited about unveiling our work at The Shipley in the summer term and hope the community joins us in celebrating our place in society #wearehere. Take a look at our workshop activities...
Visit to The Shipley Art Gallery and Museum
We had a great morning at The Shipley, working alongside our friends Laura, Amelia and Tess from New Writing North. After a short introduction to the gallery from Hannah, we embarked on a series of quests and challenges around the gallery. Activities included an artefact hunt with very challenging clues, the creation of a riddle based on what they observed in the gallery and the appreciation of the history of the gallery and museum; its significance for the residents of Gateshead.
Bravery Project - led by New Writing North
During the academic year 2020-2021 pupils across the school worked alongside drama, animation, writing specialists on a project designed to support children's return to full time education after a difficult year in school due to the pandemic.
Pupils and staff worked together to consider the type of writing project that may help children build confidence in school and feel at ease with change. We decided that a creative writing project entitle 'Bravery' would explore what it is like to be a pupil at Larkspur Primary, how our school supports you when you're feeling low in mood, anxious or nervous.
Our Maple class worked with creative writing and drama specialist Ruth Johnson and created a fantastic story help children grow in confidence and self belief entitled 'The World of Wings'.
Our Birch class worked together create an video story entitled 'Together' supporting children's transition to a new class or school.
Our Beech pupils worked with Ziad Taylor, a musician, to develop a Bravery song with a fantastic video animation created with our KS1 pupils and animator Sheryl Jenkins.
Our Elder pupils also worked with Ziad and created a fantastic music animation and song entitled 'Never Give Up'.
The stories, animations and songs will form part of our everyday values and will be shared regularly with the children to support their well being.
The children's work can be viewed in the Video Resource Library. Please click on the link below.