Not far from the Thames, the Write To Be Me project has been visiting schools in the London borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Working with small groups of up to 10 children over 12 weeks, the project uses a programme of writing activities, word games and drawing to encourage children to write and share their stories with each other.
Write To Be Me has received postive feedback from the children. The words they use to describe it are “Fun, Good, Brilliant, Thrilling, Helpful, Awesome”!
Teachers say they’ve noticed positive changes in children’s confidence and writing – they are writing more, enjoying it more and using more interesting words. They also reported improvements in the areas of listening, speaking and general happiness.
The Write To Be Me project will be returning to Sir John Lillie and New Kings primary schools in September.