Author Ali Sparkes Visits
To celebrate National Storytelling Week, Blue Peter Award winning author Ali Sparkes visited Year 7 girls and boys and led a creative writing workshop which focused on creating dialogue and mood; two essential elements of any story.
As they created their own stories, Ali passed on some of her storytelling tips and advice and revealed elements of her childhood that have influenced her as a modern storyteller. From rewriting paragraphs to wild assuming alter egos, all the pupils were inspired by the simple ways in which stories can be created, shared and enjoyed.
Ali also read several passages from her latest thriller: Death By Detention, a tale of zombies, assassins and far worse... detention!