Ref: Virtual English Creative Writing Workshop includes competition and interactive storytelling with author Serena Hassan
If you would be interested in booking a virtual interactive creative writing workshop for Years 4 to 6 and/or an interactive storytelling events for Reception Class to Year 3. These have been highly successful and have been described as “inspiring, engaging and linking well to the National Curriculum,” (see review attached).
The workshop will be based on my award-winning book ‘The Tap-Dancing Pigeon Of Covent Garden’ which raises environmental awareness and other important positive life messages.
Purpose: To inspire children through a discussion of the positive themes that underpin my book that include perseverance, self-belief and courage through a colourful visually animated PowerPoint presentation and creative writing competition. I would also discuss my experience as an author, the creative process and publishing work in an imaginative way.
Format: The workshop comprises two sessions a minimum of 40 minutes each. The workshop can be customised according to your school’s requirements and includes an activity pack.
I am excited to announce that I have been delivering exciting and inspiring creative writing competitions
for 10 and 11-year-olds. I am about to receive 80 imaginative stories and 80 eco campaigns to read and decide who will be the three winners per category and not forgetting the finalists. I am very excited!
After my interactive storytelling with Esher Church School, I asked the children to create their very own ‘eco pigeons’, out of household rubbish. I was most impressed to be sent these amazing creations. I decided to create this hashtag #Create-your-own-eco-pigeon for all of the eco pigeons I receive.
I was invited to The Rowens for their Eco Arts Festival. The children made some delightful artworks out of plastic bottle lids.
I had the opportunity to go into all of the classes individually, they were all very sweet. One boy asked how old I was and I said 105 and he looked hugely alarmed. I then responded with “only kidding, how old do you think I am?” and he promptly responded “61?”, and that was that!
I thought the school was lovely and the pupils were polite and enthusiastic. It was a special experience to be part of such an important topic.
Barnes Literature Festival! This time last year when I went to watch other author’s read their stories at Barnes Literature Festival I never thought and always hoped that one day I would have this opportunity, so as you can imagine I am extremely excited!
I will let you know when my slot is, it will either be on 13th or 14th June 2020!
I was asked some wonderful question’s by the children of Soho Primary. I also think it is nice to ask the children questions as well. Some of my favourite questions to ask are:
What are their greatest passions?
What would they like to be when they grow up?
I asked whether any of them had visited Covent Garden and one little girl put her hand up and said “I live in Covent Garden”. Now that was a cool answer. I responded with “Then you must have seen Pigeon tap-dancing next to the opera singer. It was such a sweet moment honestly.