Creative Writing Programme – Churchill Community College – Year 7


What a journey we have been on during our creative writing programme here at Churchill Community College! The Year 7 pupils have delighted me with their energy, hard work and creativity. It is such a joy to spend time with these youngsters. I have the honour of stepping away from my regular day job as a professional writer to provide an opportunity for pupils to improve their writing skills, while also giving them space for creative growth. I explore key themes with pupils, such as identity, community, conflict, local landscapes and heritage as well as facilitating thought-provoking debates. We have had numerous ‘star pupils’ and ‘star tables’ and I cannot praise these youngsters enough for their commitment and enthusiasm. Thank you for inviting me in to work with you. You are all superstars! Cannot wait to see your own poems published in our class anthology!