Primary School Creative Writing Event

Students from four of our feeder primary schools visited Driffield School & Sixth Form on Tuesday 24th February to take part in a morning planned to nurture and encourage creativity in English. With ideas galore and imaginations that were easily ignited, our future students embarked on the challenge of creating their own collaborative story.

The morning began with students mingling as they discussed imagery used to describe the sea in its various states. Confident readers read an extract from a Carnegie Book winner: “Where the World Ends” and the group used this to form a success criteria for an engaging story. Groups of four students then broke down a clip to create some phenomenal and engaging pieces to form part of a larger collaborative effort.

Mrs Collins, Assistant Director of English, said “Copies of the finished masterpiece will be sent to the schools involved to share what they achieved in their morning of creativity in English. I am however delighted to share two extracts from the battle and the hero's downfall sections of the story:

Darkness had fallen and as quick as a flash the girl became a warrior. The only light visible now was the faintest glow of the moon and the deep, amber glow of the monster's eyes. She braced herself for the initial attack from the unbeatable team: the monster and the sea...

 

Clinging on to the boat, she was thrown into the dark depths of the ocean by the waves' unforgiving grasp. As the fierce lightning crashed against the jagged cliffs, the aftermath of the battle was illuminated. Fighting against the angered tide, she gasped for air...