Monday, 28 June 2010
Just one more week to go at the school where I have been working as a writer in residence with poet, Norman Warwick.
This is just one of the four classes we have worked with every week.
Norman and I were asked to create a project to help raise vocabulary standards across the school.
Way back in March when we were first asked to work with the pupils I was reading Studs Terkel's book Working.
I love the way Studs Terkel captures an era by interviewing people and suggested that we collect the voices of the pupils before the school closes in two years time.
Each week Norman and I have delivered a fast-paced workshop which has resulted in some fresh new writing that has been collated into a book called Voices Of Beardwood.
The end of the project next week will culminate in a celebratory book launch with all the parents invited.
If you are interested you can buy a copy or get a free download here.