Students in Year 7 enjoyed a novel experience – author Sarah Mussi came in to talk about writing her ‘Snowdonia Chronicles' series. There are two books in the series so far and they are aimed  at Young Adults. The books, called 'Here Be Dragons' and 'Here Be Witches', are set in the mountains of Snowdonia and are full of folklore and magic.Sarah spent all day holding engaging and interactive sessions about creative writing, literary devices, her inspirations and creative processes  - which even included moving to a remote cottage in North Wales to help research and build the atmosphere!

Several groups of students then worked with Sarah on creating their own piece of writing, which included some very noisy mock battles taking place in the Library!  

Our fantastic Parents’ Association enabled the students to enjoy this experience and also donated copies of Sarah’s books to the Library, which have been flying off the shelves.

 

 

Students in Year 8 at Chipping Campden School welcomed the performance poet ‘Spoz’ for a return visit this February.

Encouraging the students to think about the world around them and what matters to them, and then write and perform their own compositions, Spoz creates an exciting buzz around the use of language and poetic forms. Working in teams the students support and encourage each other, standing up at the end of the day and performing their pieces to a panel of judges.

The winning teams  and 'Rapper Alpaca'  will now go forward to the Gloucestershire Schools' Poetry Slam Final as part of the Cheltenham Poetry Festival in April. 

Congratulations go to 'Rapper Alpacas' Zach, Joel, Ed, Koti, Charlie and Matthew and to team 'Fool Stops'  Tilly, Jasmine, Gerogie, Oliver, Elizabeth and Poppy. 

Last years' teams were so good that the judges wanted to award them joint 1st Place but, after some heated debate, team  'Comma At Me Bro' were crowned victors, and 'Metaphors Be With You' the valiant runners-up.

We are extremely grateful to Chipping Campden Rotary Club (District 1100) for supporting us to provide this enrichment activity to students.

 

 

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