Creative Writing Club- Soaring Success

Creative Writing Club- Soaring Success


Natasha Collins
Natasha Collins
Creative Writing Club- Soaring Success

Last Tuesday lunchtime, Miss Collins hosted her first creative writing club session in LRC3. The turn out was a soaring success, with a classroom full of spirited students interested in improving their writing skills.

Creative Writing Club Poster (1)

The first session focused on ‘zooming in’ within writing, and how the students can focus their attention on specific details in their writing to create an immersive piece of writing.

After being asked what Dumbledore’s favourite sweet was, the students were given a sherbert lemon with the instructions to not yet open it! This required some patience and will power, but shortly after that the class fell silent as they rustled the sweet wrapper and wrote down what they heard. Tammar (7A) said ‘The plastic wrap crackled in my fingers like a gentle fire’, whereas Larry (8B) described the sound as a ‘symphony of pops and crackles echoing’ through his ear.

Next they wrote what they saw and felt, and finally what they tasted, as they sucked the outside of the sweet, and after they crunched to release the sherbet inside.

The atmosphere in the classroom was that of eager excitement and encouragement. Students shared their work, and received only positive praise and feedback from their peers.

As a teacher who has a passion for creative writing, Miss Collins has thoroughly enjoyed being able to share her enthusiasm by starting this club, and is looking forward to all future sessions. After asking her students for feedback, Poppy (8M) said “Creative Writing Club is very fun and everyone has a laugh. It’s a great way to learn new skills and I would definitely recommend it”. Luxman (8S) said “I really loved how it improved my skills while doing it in a fun way, I can’t wait for next time.”

Some students unfortunately didn’t get a seat in the first session, but Miss Collins encourages you to come back next Tuesday lunchtime, to join for more creative writing fun. Future sessions will include learning skills, opportunities to share work, host sessions, and even enter writing competitions with prizes!

Bring your lunch and a pen to LRC3, and enjoy learning tips on how to improve your creative writing ability every Tuesday lunchtime!

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