By Lucy Tirahan
For week five the title was 'Less is More' as the main focus was on six word stories. The students took the challenge and wrote very creative and original stories, it is through this activity that they learned sometimes it is better to have less detail and keep the reader guessing.
For a main activity the students had a choice of two options, the activity that the majority chose to write about will be uploaded at a later date. Alternatively, I told the students about Mental Health Day and Callum used this to form a piece based on sadness: he very cleverly presented his piece in the form of the tweet to demonstrate how you can intertwine creative writing with modern day social media. By using the form of a tweet he was also able to reflect the 'Less is More' theme.
Playing, scissors, two pigtails, one pigtail.
Egg, cracked, poached, fried, served, breakfast.
Pass in corridor, flee school, freedom.
Lost, abandoned, isolated. Away from home!
Trapped, in danger, scared, forgotten. HELP!!!!
Even in silence, there is chaos!
Robs banks, gets away, tells everyone
Born together, stayed together, died together!
Neglected them, they left, we followed
Emotion, tragic, dejected, heartbroken, still together
Quiet, tranquil, strange. Where am I?
Get up. Brush teeth go college.
Do lesson. Have break. Go home.
Jump in bed and close eyes.
Film day is the best experience.
It's Friday! 'Hi' to Miss Lodge
Cluck-cluck, marinated, grilled, served, Nandos!
Oesophagus, stomach, intestines, rectum, number 2!
Partners, best friends, adventure, lovers, tragedy
Best friends separated, searching, found, love
Game come real, quest, friendship, victory
Quest, battle, enemies, turns to friendship
Our Creative Writing Teacher
I'm a student in year 12
who is passionate about writing and hopes to become successful in the industry when I'm older.
I am lucky to have been provided with many opportunities throughout school to explore this skill and take it further. Writing is often seen as an unstable career but many people have inspired me to stay committed to something I love and to keep my drive, purely because it is with drive and dedication that you can overcome what is deemed impossible.
I wanted to do something which would inspire younger years to take up creative writing, as I truly believe it is an art that can help you develop many skills and force you to think outside the ordinary.
I also believe that younger people have not been provided with a sufficient platform to make themselves heard, this blog is an alternative platform. I now run a creative writing club with Heston West Big Local once a week where I work with students aged 11-14 on creative writing pieces.
They are all incredibly talented and each individual manages to write from a unique perspective. Each week we will upload their work, I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy working with them.