Creative writing activity for group/workshop
a) to create a credible character
b) to place the character in a situation that is difficult and present her/his reaction
plenary if done in class, then individual work
‘The Lesson’ by Edward Lucy-Smith, ‘First Day at School’ by Roger McGough, ‘Back in the Playground Blues’ by Adrian Mitchell
Brainstorm what sort of information would interest you in a human being that you don’t know, but would like to get to know.
With these create as complete a character of a school child.
Imagine what could be happening at school on particular day or in general that will be important or traumatic for this child.
Describe the child at a moment either on the way to school or in the playground with the result of the above.
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