Year 6's busy on their stories
Research from The National Literacy Trust finds children who write for pleasure achieve significantly higher results, BBC news reports.
Write 2Be Me uses a range of inspirations including story, poetry and word games to encourage children to write and enjoy writing. Group dynamics play a part in creating a safe and supportive space for students to share their writing and stories with each other.
The project addresses the National Curriculum in Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing. Write 2Be Me also promotes social and emotional learning, SCMS development and aspects of PHSE.
Write 2Be Me works with primary and secondary students up to year 8. It has worked with children at New Kings, Sulivan and Sir John Lillie primary schools and with students at Fulham Cross Girls's school, in Hammersmith and Fulham. In 2014 the project was at Lucas Vale and Grinling Gibbons schools in Lewisham producing creative writing linked to personal stories and inspired by the Chislehurst Caves.
Improved attainment and increased confidence and wellbeing are amongst post project feedback from students, teachers and support staff.
Tortoise goes to school
Year 7 students at Fulham Cross Girls' School