A new Bulmershe Enrichment program launched this week: the fantastically imaginative workshop of Wacky Ways with Words.
Miss Churchill led and taught a keen and creative group of Year 5 students in a fun session on story writing skills. The children joined from a variety of our feeder primary schools: Rivermead, Beechwood and St Dominic’s – all through the technological, virtual world!
Originally planned as a face-to-face session, the COVID-19 protocols meant the workshop was taken to virtual means through a Google Meet and students were happily joining in from their homes.
The workshop included kinaesthetic activities using ‘story bags’ full of household objects to inspire creative writing; students used toothpaste, cuddly toys, and even spoons, as a prop to give them ideas for a story. Miss Brewer, also assisting with the session, wrote a fabulous piece about a Mr Tickle-esque monster stress toy! The lesson also became ‘wacky’ when the students created their own neologisms (madeup words) to include in the vocabulary too.
It was great to have the Year 5 students’ expertise shared with us. Well done to all the participants who will receive a certificate and prize in the post for their exemplary participation in Wacky Ways for Words.