Theme: writing

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Character/Living History Sessions

My character based sessions can be created from scratch, linked specifically to the curriculum or used as stand-alone projects. I developed ‘Character in a Cupboard’ for Key Stage 1 at Cravenwood Primary School many moons ago and it has proved a to be a brilliantly adaptable concept for getting young pupils (epsecially boys) to write. Thanks to […]

Published: 25th March 2013
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Bookmaking

Bookmaking is yet another obsession. I make books from anything and everything. Found text, photographs, drawings and prints are often re-bound in old antiquated book covers. There are pages here are from Volume One of the collected lyrics of my band The Hurtful Taunts. Every page is made using different techniques and ways of presenting type. […]

Published: 30th October 2010
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St. Peter’s: The Princess & the pea

The emphasis on this project was to engage Year 3 pupils with reading and writing. We looked at many different versions of the fairytale ‘The Princess and the pea’ and then rewrote it as a class with every pupil becoming a character in the new version. The class decided they wanted to produce a puppet […]

Published: 1st October 2010
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Art and language

A lot of my work, both educational and personal, deals with arts involvement with language and vice versa. Doing anything, be it sport, mathematics, science or cooking, has a link to or creates language as you participate in it. This can be really simplistic in terms of its content but it can all be used […]

Published: 29th July 2010
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Gatley Primary School

I now work at Gatley as a resident Creative Partner 2 days a week delivering the Arts Award programme, working with Pupil Premium pupils and writing and delivering specific creative lessons for each class and key stage. This fantastic school is head of a cluster group specilising in delivering a creative curriculum across all Key […]

Published: 12th May 2010
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